Mr Yan Liu

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director


Mr Yan Liu has over 20 years of accounting and corporate advisory experience in China and Australia. Previously, Mr Liu was a partner of Agile Partners, the financial advisory company based in China and the Financial Controller at Legalwise Seminars Pty in Australia. He also spent 8 years at Chinatex Corporation where he worked in project management positions. Mr Liu holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from the Central University of Finance and Economics, China, and a Masters degree in Commerce from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Mr Lijun Xiu

Vice President of Operations and Production


Mr Lijun Xiu has a long and distinguished geological career of over 30 years working for the Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development (a division of China National Petroleum Corporation) where most recently he was a Deputy Chief Geologist for one of the largest oilfields in Songliao Basin in China. Mr Xiu has extensive experience in oilfield exploration and development planning, drilling design, research on geological conditions for oil and gas accumulations and target selection, evaluation of the oil reservoir properties, evaluation of well logging, and assessment of hydrocarbon reserves. Mr Xiu holds a Bachelor degree in Geological Prospecting from the Northeast Petroleum University in China. He also holds a number of professional titles including Reserves Evaluation Specialist from the Ministry of Land and Resources of the People’s Republic of China. Mr Xiu has published more than 20 research papers in domestic and international academic journals. Mr Xiu is a Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Mr Nick Beattie

Chief Financial Officer and Joint Company Secretary


Mr Nick Beattie has over 20 years of experience in finance working with a range of international banks. Most recently he was a Managing Director in the BNP Paribas Upstream Oil and Gas team in London where he was responsible for leading the bank relationships with UK- focused independent exploration and production companies. Nick has approximately ten years of experience specifically financing the exploration and production sector and whilst at BNP Paribas, he structured and led numerous reserve based loans, development financings and other debt facilities. Prior to working with BNP Paribas, Nick worked as a director within the oil and gas finance team at Fortis Bank covering Europe, Middle East and Africa and in a variety of roles with National Australia Bank Group. Nick is an Associate Member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers, a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland.

Dr Douglas Field

Chief Petroleum Engineer


Dr Douglas Field is a petroleum and reservoir engineer with over 30 years of international exploration and production experience. Since 2003, he has held a number of engineering and business development posts at Tullow Oil plc, and from 2003-2007 was Group Engineering Manager where he was responsible for Tullow’s petroleum, reservoir, well services, production and facilities engineers, and from 2007-2012 Business Unit Manager for Tullow’s activities in North and North West Africa. Prior to this, he worked in technical leadership positions for LASMO Grand Maghreb Ltd, Monument Oil and Gas plc, Centrica plc and BHP Petroleum Ltd. His experience includes running field and production operations in onshore Libya, Iran, Algeria, Angola and the North Sea. Dr Field holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Leeds. He is a Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Ms Sara Kelly

Joint Company Secretary


Ms Sara Kelly is an experienced Company Secretary and Corporate Lawyer with over 10 years’ experience. Sara has comprehensive knowledge and experience in administering regulatory frameworks and processes in a listed company environment and practised as a corporate lawyer specialising in acquisitions, takeovers, capital raisings and listing of companies on ASX and AIM. Sara has acted as the company secretary of a number of ASX listed companies. 

Ms Evgenia Bezruchko

Group Corporate Development Manager


Ms Evgenia Bezruchko has an extensive experience in corporate development and capital markets in natural resources sector. Prior to joining Range in 2012, Evgenia worked in corporate broking and equity sales for an independent merchant bank Brandon Hill Capital (formerly Fox-Davies Capital Limited), covering a wide range of listed and private oil & gas and mining companies. Evgenia holds a BSc in Pharmacology from the University of Bristol, an MSc in Finance from the University of Westminster and an MBA from the American InterContinental University.

Mr Theo Eleftheriades

Group Financial Controller


Mr Theo Eleftheriades is a Chartered Accountant with over 6 years' experience, predominantly in the oil and gas and manufacturing sectors. Theo joined Range in 2017 from Gazprom Marketing & Trading, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Gazprom group of companies, where he held a position as an Entity Controller in the Group Reporting and Controls team. Prior to that, he worked as a Group Financial Accountant at Seadrill, a leading listed offshore drilling contractor. Theo qualified as a Chartered Accountant with EY in London.