Dr Julian Fowles

Appointed 27 November 2020.

Dr Fowles started his career with Shell International where he spent 17 years working across the upstream sector in Europe, West Africa, Australasia, South Asia and Latin America, including 5 years as the Exploration and New Ventures Manager in Shell Brazil. Following Shell, he held senior executive positions with Cairn India, Petra Energia, and most recently Oil Search, where he firstly led exploration and new business and then the PNG operated and non-operated oil and LNG production and development businesses. Leaving Oil Search in late 2018, Dr Fowles joined the boards of Central Petroleum and FAR Limited in 2019 as an independent non-executive director, roles he relinquished prior to joining Karoon.

Dr Fowles speaks Portuguese and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Geology from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. Dr Fowles also holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Australian Securities Institute.

Mr Peter Botten

Appointed to the Karoon Board on 1 October 2020.
Appointed as the Chair of the Board on 23 November 2023

Mr Botten is a highly experienced and successful former Chief Executive and internationally recognised business leader with over 40 years’ experience in the international resources sector. His executive career was dominated by his 26‑year tenure as CEO of Oil Search, where he was instrumental in driving its growth from a market capitalisation of A$200 million to a peak of A$15 billion.

Peter’s executive experience spanned all aspects of the upstream petroleum sector, including in upstream oil and gas exploration, development and production operations through his involvement in projects in PNG, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and North America. Peter also has considerable experience in governing and growing ASX listed companies and other business entities. He was one of the longest serving CEO’s on the Australian Securities Exchange and was included in the Harvard Business Review’s list of best performing CEO’s in the world for 2 consecutive years (2015 and 2016).

Peter holds a Bachelor of Science (Geology) from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London University and the Royal School of Mines. In recognition of building relations between Australia and PNG, along with services to business and communities in PNG, Peter was awarded Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) along with Commander of the British Empire (CBE).

Current directorships of other listed companies include:

  • Chair, Aurelia Metals Ltd (ASX: AMI); and
  • Chair, Conrad Asia Energy (ASX: CRD)

Mr Peter Turnbull, AM

Appointed 6 June 2014.

Peter Turnbull is an experienced chair and professional non-executive director of publicly listed, unlisted and evolving technology companies.

Sector experience spans oil and gas, mining, technology commercialisation and industrial manufacturing.

Peter has degrees in law and commerce (University of Melbourne) and over 25 years successful senior executive and corporate legal experience with some of Australia’s largest listed and unlisted public companies including Newcrest Mining, BTR Nylex and Energex.

Peter also has significant corporate regulatory and government policy experience gained through working with the Australian Securities & Investments Commission and the Hong Kong Securities & Futures Commission.

Peter is a member of the ASIC Corporate Governance Consultative Panel and is a regular speaker and writer on global governance issues.

In June 2020 Peter was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to business and corporate governance institutes.

Current positions and directorships include:

  • Chair, Calix Limited (ASX: CXL)
  • Non-Executive Director, Karoon Energy Ltd (ASX: KAR)
  • Chair, Auxita Pty Ltd

Peter is a non-executive director, former President, Life Member and Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Clark Davey

Appointed 1 October 2010.

Clark has over 30 years’ experience in the Australian natural resources industry as a taxation consultant to oil and gas and mining companies. Clark was a partner at Price Waterhouse and PricewaterhouseCoopers specialising in the natural resources industry. For a number of years he held resource industry leadership roles within both firms. Clark is a member of the Taxation Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Clark brings a wealth of taxation and business advisory knowledge and experience to the Company, including experience with company income tax, petroleum resource rent taxation in Australia and assisting with accounting and capital management. He has assisted many Australian companies with tax management of their joint venture interests and has had considerable experience with merger and acquisition transactions. He has also assisted companies expand their resource industry interests internationally.

Ms Luciana Bastos De Freitas Rachid

Appointed 26 August 2016.

Luciana has over 35 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry in both technical, commercial and senior leadership roles in Brazil, including 20 years in the Exploration and Production Division of Petrobras.

Luciana also has a range of Board experience in Brazil. She has represented Petrobras as Chairperson of Transportadora Brasileira Gasoduto Bolívia-Brasil S.A, and Gás Brasiliano Distribuidora S.A as well as a Director of Transportadora Associada de Gás, Companhia de Gás de Minas Gerais and Companhia Paranaense de Gás.

Luciana has technical experience across project evaluation, development and management roles. Specific experience includes Marlim Leste Asset Manager, the design of the first offshore platforms in the Campos Basin, the production, handling and processing of natural gas onshore and offshore, the coordination of the Petrobras E&P Deepwater Strategic Project and a variety technical and economic feasibility studies on major projects including participation in the first Petrobras project finance deals.

Luciana has also held positions in the Petrobras commercial team including Executive Manager of Investor Relations, Executive Manager of Financial Planning and Risk Management, General Manager of Corporate Affairs, General Manager of Marketing and Trading, Executive Manager for Logistics and Investments in Natural Gas and Chief Executive Officer Transportadora Brasileira Gasoduto Bolivia Brazil and most recently Chief Executive Officer of Transportadora Associada de Gas SA.

Mr Tadeu Fraga

Appointed 26 August 2022

Mr Fraga has 40 years of experience in the oil and gas sector, including 23 years as an executive at Petrobras. Mr Fraga held various positions at Petrobras over his career, including as Campos Basin Production General Manager, Gulf of Mexico E&P Operations Manager, Board Member Petrobras Argentina SA, General Manager – Domestic Oil and Gas Production, Executive Manager – E&P Brazil – South and Southeast Regions, Executive Manager – Research and Development and E&P Executive Manager – Pre-Salt Developments.  During his career at Petrobras, Mr Fraga led the team involved in the development of various technologies applied on pre-salt fields and played a vital role in the development of pre-salt discoveries, being responsible for the implementation of several projects, from conceptual design to first oil.

Mr Fraga is a former CEO of Prumo Logistic and of the Porto do Açu,  a former Chief Technology Officer at Gran Energia, as well as a former Board member of Gran Bio, GranIHC, Ultrapar, MRO Logistics, Ferroport, Gás Natural do Açu and Porto do Açu (being the Chairman in the last three). Mr Fraga has also served as a board member of several technology institutions in Brazil, where he made substantial contributions to technological development at universities and research institutes.

Mr Fraga currently serves as a board member at Vast Infraestrutura (formerly Açu Petróleo) and at the Brazilian Institute for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (IBP).

During his career, Mr Fraga has received recognition from various institutions, including “Brazilian Oil Industry Personality of the Year” (2008) from the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), “Commander Degree” (2010) from the Brazilian National Order of Scientific Merit, “Industry Achievement Award” (2012) from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), “Personality of the Year for Innovation” (2017) from the Brazilian National Agency of Oil, Gas and Biofuels and “Distinguished Individual Award” (2019) from the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC).

Mr Fraga holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and is a post-graduate in Petroleum Engineering from Universidade Petrobras. He has also attended executive education programs at University of Alberta (Management and Regulation in the Petroleum Industry), Columbia University (Executive Education in Business Administration), INSEAD (Technology Management), London School of Economics (Strategic Leadership), and Brazilian Institute for Corporate Governance – IBGC (Board Member).