Executive Management

Benson Wong

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer

Benson Wong has extensive experience in a diverse range of leadership roles including senior management roles in HKEX listed companies and Executive Directorship roles in ASX and SGX listed companies. He has key skills, in-depth knowledge and experience in the oil and gas industry spanning the financial, commercial, mergers and acquisitions and strategy development sectors. Prior to Denison, he was the CFO of Pilot Energy (ASX:PGY) and the Executive Director of Orient Energy which owns and operates oil and gas projects in the Perth Basin, WA and the Surat Basin, QLD. Through day to day leadership and strategic agility Benson has successfully led and completed several capital raisings for Australian oil and gas companies including Denison. Benson holds a Master of Commerce degree from University of New South Wales and is a member of Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia.

Mr. Tim Petersen

Chief Operating Officer

Tim Petersen is an experienced oil and gas professional specialising in asset and engineering management, project management, oil and gas operations and facilities/process engineering. He has over 30 years’ work experience in operations in the Surat and Bowen Basins, working for AGL, Mosaic Oil, Kinhill/Brown and Root and Bridge Oil. During 11 years at Mosaic Oil, he was Production Manager and Acting CEO, and was a key part of the team that acquired the Silver Springs Surat Basin assets and returned them to profitability.  After AGL acquired the assets, he remained as Asset Manager and then moved to Head of Engineering (Upstream Gas) where he worked on conventional and CSG assets and projects.

Sarah Shen

Chief Financial Officer

Sarah Shen is an experienced finance professional with strong financial and industry knowledge and experiences. Prior to joining Denison in 2018, she spent 11 years at PwC Australia under various client facing roles, providing assurance & advisory services to a wide range of listed, public and private companies. Later in her time at PwC, she worked as internal Financial Controller of Business Finance Divisions for 3 years, looking after the budget and reporting of the largest business portfolios in PwC. Her core skills include financial reporting, internal control & compliance, financial planning & analysis, and M&A. Sarah holds a Master of Applied Accounting degree from the University of Sydney and is a member of CA ANZ with more than 10 years of post-qualification experience.

Mr. Peter Fox

Chief Commercial Officer

Peter Fox is a senior energy industry professional with over 30 years’ experience across the oil & gas production, gas transmission and renewable energy industries. Peter specialises in commercial management, mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy, investment evaluation and stakeholder management, developed through consulting roles and in senior executive roles at APA Group, Drillsearch Energy, Mosaic Oil and Eastern Star Gas. Peter has led successful energy asset acquisitions with an aggregate value over $2.5 billion, held responsibility for joint venture leadership on conventional and unconventional gas exploration projects with capital budgets over $300 million and held a variety of roles in a range of development projects in oil & gas, gas pipelines and renewable power generation.

Mr. Chris Holmes

Subsurface Manager

Chris Holmes is a petroleum geologist with extensive experience in Australia’s major central and east coast basins. Chris worked for AGL for 13 years and was one of the founding members of the Upstream Gas group. Here he participated in and led teams responsible for major reserves growth and successful exploration and development campaigns targeting oil, gas and CSG primarily in the Cooper, Surat-Bowen and Sydney Basins. He was also the technical lead in many new venture evaluations and several asset and company acquisitions. Prior to his time with AGL, Chris worked as a geologist at Sydney Gas Ltd and as a contract field geologist in the Bowen Basin CSG fields.

Ms. Georgina Cowdroy

General Counsel

Georgina is an experienced transactional lawyer, having worked primarily in the energy and resources sectors in Australia and Asia. Georgina was a Senior Associate at Allens for many years where she acted on behalf of the Export Credit Agency lenders on the financing of the Australia Pacific LNG Project, acted on behalf of AGL Energy in relation to the sale of its stake in the PLNG LNG project and undertook two secondments to AGL. Prior to this, Georgina worked for Herbert Smith in Singapore and Jakarta where she worked on various petroleum and mining projects in the region.