John W Barr, B.Bus (Acc.), CA, FAICD, Executive Chairman

John is the founder of the Company, based in Perth, Western Australia. John is a Chartered Accountant and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has acted as director of listed and unlisted companies for over twenty five years.

He has specialised in the management of companies including advice on capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions, negotiating onshore and offshore acquisitions and joint ventures, negotiating commodity based funding, and compliance with corporate and stock exchange requirements.

John worked extensively in starting up and building resource businesses, historically in mining. Prior to founding Mosman, he was Chairman of TNG Limited and, previously, Thor Mining PLC as well as several Australian listed companies including Sherwin Iron Limited (formerly Batavia Mining Limited). John was one of the founding Directors of Aquarius Platinum Ltd and negotiated various transactions on behalf of Aquarius (including the Penny West high grade gold deposit and the Awak Mas project in Indonesia). He was actively involved in the acquisition of the Aquarius platinum leases in South Africa, and the disposal of Lone Star Exploration generating a material profit for Aquarius. His roles at Aquarius also included the appointment and handover to a successful operational management team.

He has extensive Australian and international experience with exposure to manufacturing, mining and mineral exploration and development in respect to several commodities. He also has direct experience at senior management levels in a variety of industries.

John W Barr has responsibility on the board for the finance function of the Group.


Andy Carroll, BA, MA (Engineering) Cambridge, Technical Director

A mechanical engineer by background, Andrew has spent his career in the oil industry, initially with BP. He is currently founder and Managing Director of Australasian Energy Pty Ltd and Chairman of ASX listed High Peak Royalties Ltd.

He has worked in Australasia for more than 20 years. Andrew's role at Ampolex Limited included proposing PNG gas developments to the Pandora and Kotuku joint ventures, which have now become an ExxonMobil c.$20bn liquefied natural gas development. Andrew was headhunted to InterOil Corporation to run its Papua New Guinea exploration business; discoveries were made in 2002 resulting in material share price appreciation. His more recent activities have included a number of successful smaller groups – Great Artesian Oil & Gas Ltd, Petroleum Exploration Australia Pty Ltd (sold in 2008) and founding director and former managing director/chief executive officer of the Phoenix Oil and Gas Limited royalties business.

His expertise covers a wide range of the energy business, with particular expertise in oil and gas, from permit applications and initial exploration operations including drilling, to development, production and marketing of oil and gas. This includes taking InterOil Corporation from applying for permits to discovery of a new petroleum system in PNG. Andrew also advised AGL Energy Limited in establishing an exploration and production business with acquisition and operations of coal seam methane assets including Sydney Gas, and Moranbah. International experience includes UK, Canada, Australia, NZ and PNG.


John A Young, B App Sc (Geol), Grad Dip Tech Management, MAUSIMM, Non-executive Director

Mr Young is a highly experienced geologist and was co-founder and executive director of successful ASX200 lithium producer Pilbara Minerals Limited (ASX: PLS). Mr Young played a critical role in growing Pilbara from a junior ASX-listed company to a globally significant $2 billion lithium producer in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Mr Young currently serves as a non-executive director of several ASX-listed companies.

Nigel Harvey, Non-executive Director


Mr Harvey is an experienced Director, currently on the board of Emperor Energy (ASX:EMP). He also Chairs a not for profit and holds a wholesale Australiani Financial Services Licence. Nigel has a markets consulting practice predominantly on AFSL compliance. He began his career as a business and finance journalist in London and the Middle East. He was subsequently an investment banker in Sydney for several decades predominantly covering the Asia Pacific region for energy derivatives and hedging. He held roles with large banks including JP Morgan, Barclays and Macquarie.

He has undertaken the Australian Institute of Company Directors course and subsequently its updates twice.