Board & Management



John Poynton Chairman
John Poynton AO Cit WA FAICD FAIM Sf FIN
Mr Poynton is Chairman of Jindalee Partners and SC8 Limited. He is a Board Member of the Future Fund Board of Guardians, a Director of Crown Resorts Ltd and the Security Research Institute Advisory Board. He is also the Chairman of Council of Christ Church Grammar School and Giving West. He has previously served as the Chairman, Deputy Chairman or Non-Executive Director of a number of ASX listed companies, Federal Government boards, education institutions and not-for-profit enterprises. Mr Poynton is an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia and is a past recipient of a WA Citizen of the Year award in the industry and commerce category. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and an honorary Doctor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia.
Mr Poynton
 was appointed to the Board as Chairman on 10 April 2017.
Stuart Nicholls Managing Director
Stuart Nicholls, B.Comm (Acct & Fin)
Mr Nicholls is an energy industry professional having worked across both the up and downstreams at Royal Dutch Shell. He has experience within Finance, Commercial – Joint Ventures, Economics, Strategy and Exploration primarily from within Royal Dutch Shell’s gas businesses. He has a deep knowledge of the energy system and previous experience also includes six years with the Australian Army in senior leadership positions. He has worked in Australia, The Netherlands, Myanmar and Malaysia in both a corporate and operational capacity. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Accounting).
Mr Nicholls joined Strike as Chief Executive Officer on 10 April 2017 and was appointed to the Board as Managing Director on 18 August 2017.
Jodie_Rowe-5 Non-Executive Director
Ms Jody Rowe, Dip Acc, Dip FM, MAICD, MCIP
Ms Rowe’s previous work experience includes senior Commercial roles in Australia and the United Kingdom working with organisations such as BG Group-QGC, Santos, Rio Tinto and Barrick Gold with particular focus on mega projects such as GLNG & QCLNG and large scale mining operations. Ms Rowe is a member of the senior leadership team of the Coal Seam Gas Safer Together group and the Mining Industry Participation Office for the South Australian government. A Director and shareholder of iPIPE Pty Ltd, in addition to her humanitarian work as a board member for Sight for All. In addition to her public boards and private equity Ms Rowe is the Chief Executive Officer of Rowe Advisory working within the Oil and Gas, Mining, Industrial, Construction, Food and Agriculture industries.
Ms Rowe was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 30 June 2014.
 TimGoyer Non-Executive Director
Tim Goyder
Mr Goyder is an experienced investor with a strong track record of successful investment and value creation in the Australian and international mining and energy sectors. He has a thorough understanding of the Australian and global equities markets, exploration for and development of resource projects, commercial negotiation and corporate M&A . He is a major long term shareholder of Strike and is a major shareholder and founding director of a number of ASX‐listed and TSX‐listed emerging resource companies based in Perth, Western Australia.
Mr Goyder was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 10 April 2017.
Non-Executive Director
Andrew Seaton BE (Chem) Hons, Grad Dip Bus Admin, GAICD
Mr Seaton has over 30 years’ experience in the resources sector encompassing a broad range of finance, strategy, commercial, investment banking, engineering and project management roles.  He has a deep understanding of domestic Australian gas markets and global LNG industry dynamics having worked with Santos Ltd for 12 years, including 6 years as Chief Financial Officer. His prior experience includes advisory, M&A, equity and debt capital markets transactions with Merrill Lynch working in Australia and New York.
Mr Seaton was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 18 August 2017.
Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary
Justin Ferravant, MBA, GradDipAppFin, MA, BEc, CPA
Mr Ferravant is a Certified Practising Accountant (Australia) with over 15 years’ experience in Australia and Asia.  At Strike, he is responsible for finance, tax, treasury, information technology and company secretary functions. Prior to Strike, Mr Ferravant was Finance Manager at Santos Limited for the Cooper Basin and responsible for joint venture, financial reporting and controllership.  He has held leadership roles in commercial analysis, finance and reporting at Origin Energy, General Electric Plastics (Japan) and Deloitte Consulting (Japan).
Mr. Ferravant joined Strike in August 2017.