Board and Management
Adam Sierakowski Executive Chairman
Lawyer and founder of Price Sierakowski and Trident Capital focusing on corporate transactions from private to listed public entities.
Extensive experience in capital raising, ASX transactions including developing assets and corporate structures for major companies both in Australia and overseas.
Over 20 years of experience as a Director of ASX listed companies.
Nick de Blocq CEO, South Africa
Over 33 years of experience as an Engineer and Manager in the Upstream Oil and Gas industry in various senior roles, including Multi-Country Operations & Functions Management and Regional Business Development with Schlumberger, Africa VP with an American corporate and COO with a Regional Solutions supplier in West Africa. His knowledge of the entire drilling industry and its support mechanisms, both off- and onshore, is extensive and his knowledge of getting new wells into production is a speciality. Nick has consulted to the SA Government on the localisation of industry and sat on the National Ports Authority advisory panel to bring an oil and gas aspect to their marketing strategies. He has also presented at, and chaired various sessions at industry conferences and other events.
Nick has built an extensive network with global Operators and Technology Suppliers, having worked in about 60 countries, as well as Ministerial and Regulatory bodies in Africa, having visited 33 countries on that continent. His local network includes the Petroleum Agency of South Africa (PASA), the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) and Department of Energy.
Tom Fontaine Non Executive Director
Mr Fontaine is a professional engineer with over 25 years’ technical and commercial experience in the development and commercialisation of conventional and unconventional petroleum assets, including start-up, running and building resource companies.
In the mid 2000s, he co-founded Pure Energy Limited whose primary endeavour was to secure prospective coal bed methane acreage in Queensland and develop a resource. Pure Energy successfully drilled over 40 wells to prove over 1 trillion cubic feet of gas, which enabled the company to be sold to British Gas for over AUD$1 billion in 2009.
Mr Fontaine is currently a major shareholder and on the board of several early stage resource companies with assets based in Australia, Cuba, Africa and North America.
Agapitos Marcus Geoffrey Michael Non Executive Director
25 years of experience as a company director and executive including 10 years of experience as a director of ASX listed companies.
Extensive experience in investment, project delivery and enterprise development, across a range of sectors and asset classes in Australia, Europe, Asia and Africa; resources and energy, engineering, property and technology. Practical experience of managing project teams and specialists required to drive an enterprise or project to its full potential or delivery.
Paul Doropoulos Finance and Corporate Administration
Paul Doropoulos has approximately 25 years of combined experience in an Executive Consultant capacity to ASX listed companies in the energy, minerals, mining services and media sectors. Time during this period was spent as both an Executive and Non Executive Director of ASX companies. Further, Paul has extensive experience in the hospitality and associated industries.
Was directly involved in the successful ASX listings of junior gold explorer Metaliko Resources Ltd in 2010, energy explorer Kinetiko Energy Limited in 2011 and Swift Networks Limited in 2016. In addition, Paul also held the position of Executive Director from 6 October 2014 to ASX Listed company Stanfield Fund Management Ltd and as a non-executive Director to Swift Networks Ltd in May 2016. He further simultaneously was appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer in all companies.
In 2014, Paul was appointed as an Executive Advisor to Boardroom Capital Pty Ltd – a boutique corporate advisory firm based in Perth, Western Australia.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Business Degree with a Finance Maths minor.
Hendrick Burger Jnr. Field Manager and Local Liaison South Africa
Hendrick or Junior as he is known to our Amersfoort stakeholders and us, has been with Kinetiko from the start of operations at Amersfoort in 2012.
Junior is responsible for the day to day maintenance and operation of the Amersfoort Project. From equipment fabrication to farmer relations Junior is our man on the ground. Junior is a trusted and reliable member of Kinetiko’s South African team.