Mr Yan Liu
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Mr Liu, has over 19 years of accounting and corporate advisory experience in China and Australia. Mr Liu was the Chief Financial Officer with AIM listed China Rerun Chemical Group Limited, a China-based lubricant oil company and a partner of Agile Partners, the financial advisory company based in China. Previously, Mr Liu was the Financial Controller at Legalwise Seminars Pty in Australia and he spent 8 years at Chinatex Corporation where he worked in project management positions. Mr Liu holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from Central University of Finance and Economics, China, and a Master degree in Commerce from the University of New South Wales, Australia.
Mr Lijun Xiu
Vice President of Operations and Production
Mr 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 oil reservoir properties and productivity construction, 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 E&P companies. Nick has approximately ten years’ experience specifically financing the E&P 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 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' 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 Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Leeds.
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 James Warren
Group Financial Controller
Mr James Warren is a Chartered Accountant with over 10 years' experience, predominantly in the oil and gas sector. Prior to joining Range in 2014, James was the Group Financial Controller with AIM listed oil and gas company Ascent Resources plc. James had previously worked within BDO LLP’s natural resources department in London where his client portfolio included numerous AIM listed oil and mining companies with exploration and production assets. James holds a Bachelor degree in Economics with Hispanic studies from The University of Nottingham.