Brendan Stats

Chief Executive Officer

Brendan is a Geologist with fifteen years of experience in the Natural Resources industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc, Geology (hons)) from the University of Melbourne. 

Brendan has been on the ground living or working in Mongolia since 2011 with a particular focus and expertise on coal projects located within the South Gobi basin. Brendan’s role as CEO of TMK is to lead the Project development through the early stages of exploration and evaluation. 

Dougal Ferguson

Chief Commercial Officer & Company Secretary

Dougal is an experienced oil and gas executive with substantial international experience. 

Former Managing Director of several ASX listed oil and gas exploration companies included XCD Energy Limited (ASX:XCD) and Elixir Energy Limited (ASX:EXR).

Dougal is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has previously qualified as a Corporate Secretary and CPA.

Brett Lawrence

Non-Executive Director

Mr Brett Lawrence has 15 years of diverse experience in the oil and gas industry. Mr Lawrence worked with Apache Energy for over eight years, performing roles in drilling engineering, reservoir engineering, project development and commercial management before seeking new venture opportunities with ASX listed companies.

Mr Lawrence was recently the Managing Director of ASX listed Macro Energy Limited. Brett holds a Master of Petroleum Engineering, a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from Curtin University in Western Australia. Mr Lawrence currently also holds a board position as a non-executive Director of Calima Energy Limited (ASX: CE1).

Tim Wise

Non-Executive Director

Mr Tim Wise (BSc) is a corporate executive with more than 25 years experience in the growth of early stage public and private businesses, providing strategic advice to a broad range energy and industrial related companies. Mr Wise is the founder and former CEO of The Tap Doctor, and Kalina Power (ASX:KPO).

He is a director of entX Limited (appointed February 2019) and Environmental Clean Technologies Limited (ASX:ECT) (appointed September 2021)

Gema Gerelsaikhan

Non-Executive Director

Ms Gerelsaikhan has more than ten years of experience in marketing/communications and business development in real estate, mining and hospitality sectors. Previously she was Director of Communications / Marketing at Shangri-La Hotel, Ulaanbaatar. She also headed the Singapore and Hong Kong offices of Asia Pacific Investment Partners (APIP) as Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer.

Prior to joining APIP, Ms Gerelsaikhan was Business Analyst at SouthGobi Resources, a TSX & HKEx listed coal mining company (TSX:SGQ & HKEx: 1878). She is a founding member of both Mongolian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, as well as Mongolian Chamber of Trade and Commerce in Singapore (currently serving as President). She holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from Roskilde University in Denmark.

Prof John Warburton

Non-Executive Director

Professor Warburton was appointed to the board of TMK Energy Limited in March 2023. John is a Geoscientist with 40 years of professional oil and gas experience in operated and non-operated conventional and unconventional petroleum discovery, development and in business growth.

John’s career includes 14 years of senior technical and leadership roles at BP. He was Executive General Manager for Exploration and New Business at Eni in Pakistan, and until March 2018 John was Chief of Geoscience & Exploration Excellence at Oil Search Ltd.

He was appointed to the board of Empire Energy Group Limited in February 2019 where he continues as a Non-Executive Director. John has been a Director of Empire Energy’s wholly owned Northern Territory subsidiary, Imperial Oil & Gas Pty Limited, since its foundation in 2011 and was its Chief Executive Officer from 2011 to 2014 when he secured the company’s proven gas-bearing acreage. He continues to serve as a Director of Imperial.

John previously served as a Non-Executive Director of Senex Energy Limited in the six years before takeover by POSCO/Hancock Prospecting. 

Tsetsen Zantav

Strategic Advisor to the Board

Tsetsen is the founding Director of Telmen Resources LLC, the 100% owned subsidiary of TMK Energy Limited.  Tsetsen held a number of corporate roles prior to founding the Telmen Group where he is currently the CEO (since 2007). The Telmen Group is responsible for a number of high profile, successful developments in Mongolia as well as in Russia and China. 

Tsetsen was awarded the Polar Star by order of the President of Mongolia for his contribution to the low-income housing development in Nalaikh District. Tsetsen brings a wealth of experience and expert skills in Strategic Management, Business Leadership, Project Management, Contracts, and Negotiations.

Ganzorig Vanchig

General Manager

Ganzorig is General Manager of Telmen Resource LLC, the 100% owned subsidiary of TMK Energy Limited.  Ganzorig is a Geologist with 12 years experience in the Resources Industry, working at Mongolian company Energy Resources LLC  and Australian Stock Exchange listed RPMGlobal.  Ganzorig holds a degree in Applied Science from the Mongolian University of Science and Technology. 

Ganzorig has experience in providing project management, leading exploration projects, due diligence studies, feasibility studies and resource estimation.  He has worked on many of the exploration and production projects in Mongolia and has also worked in Australia, Indonesia, Russia, Laos.