Board & Management Team

  • Mr. John Rodda

    Non-Executive Director/Chairman of the Board

    John Rodda has more than 30 years’ experience in the energy industry including oil & gas and power generation ranging from strategy, production operations, commercial development, risk management and health and safety working at all levels in the organization from frontline senior executive management and Board level. John has acted in various executive roles at Origin Energy including General Manager for Production and General Manager for Commercial.

  • Dr. Xingjin Wang

    Executive Director

    Xingjin Wang is a reservoir engineer with over 30 years experience in oil and gas exploration and production. He has extensive experience in the Bowen Basin and Surat Basin. Xingjin was the Senior Petroleum Engineer of Mosaic Oil and General Manager (Engineering) of Arrow Energy from 2007 to 2010. He was awarded an honorary professor at Centre for Coal Seam Gas at the University of Queensland. Xingjin holds a PhD in Applied Geology from the University of New South Wales. Xingjin was Program Committee Member of SPE conference and is Program Committee Member and Co-Chair of Unconventional Gas Session at 11 IPTC.

  • Mr. Benson Wong

    Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer

    Benson Wong is a senior executive with 20 years of managerial experience including senior management roles in HKEX listed companies, and Executive Directorship roles in SGX and ASX listed companies. He has successfully led and completed several capital raisings for Denison Gas, and other oil and gas companies in Australia. Benson holds a Master of Commerce degree from University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology Sydney. He is a member of Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of The Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA).

  • Sarah Shen

    Chief Financial Officer

    Sarah Shen is an experienced finance professional with strong industry knowledge and background. Prior to joining Denison Gas, she spent 11 years at PwC Australia providing assurance & advisory services to a wide range of listed, public and private companies. Later in her time at PwC, she worked as Financial Controller of Business Finance Divisions. Her core skills are around financial reporting, internal control & compliance, financial planning & analysis, and M&A process.  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. Tim Petersen

    Chief Operation 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.

  • 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.

  • Jeff Beckett

    Senior Geoscientist

    Jeff Beckett is a highly qualified Explorationist (M.Sc. Geophysics) with over 20 years of international experience in the petroleum industry. Jeff’s creative and multi-disciplinary approach to subsurface evaluation and prospect generation has led to numerous new exploration opportunities on regional and target scales.  Jeff  has worked on basins in various countries around the world including North Slope Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, Western Canada, China, Indonesia, Philippines, and The North Sea. ​Jeff has held senior technical roles with Anadarko, Oil Search, AWE, and New Zealand Oil & Gas.