Board & Management



John Poynton Chairman
John Poynton AO Cit WA FAICD FAIM Sf FIN
Mr Poynton is Chairman of Jindalee Partners and Sapien Cyber Limited. He is a Board Member of the Future Fund Board of Guardians and a Director of Crown Resorts Ltd. From 2014 to 2018 Mr Poynton was Chair of Giving West and Chair of Christ Church Grammar School Council. 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.

Non-Executive Director
Mr Nev Power, Chairman, Perth Airport and Foundation for the WA Museum

Nev is the Chairman of Perth Airport and Chairman of the Foundation for the WA Museum. From 2011-2018 Nev held the position of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. During his tenure, Fortescue more than quadrupled its production to over 170 million tonnes per annum and positioned itself as the lowest cost supplier of seaborne iron ore to China. Nev was previously Chief Executive of the Australian operations at Theiss and prior to that spent more than ten years in senior executive positions at Smorgon Steel Group. In 2016, he was named WA Business Leader of the Year. Nev also has a long history in agribusiness and aviation holding both fixed wing and helicopter commercial pilot licenses.

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. Ms Rowe works as a board member for Sight for All, and 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.
  Non-Executive Director
Stephen Bizzell
Stephen  Bizzell is the Chairman of boutique corporate advisory and funds management group Bizzell Capital Partners Pty Ltd. He is also a Non-executive Director of Armour Energy Ltd,  Stanmore Coal Ltd, Renascor Resources Limited and Chairman of Laneway Resources Ltd.Mr Bizzell was an Executive Director of Arrow Energy Ltd from 1999 until its acquisition in 2010 by Shell and PetroChina for $3.5 billion. He was instrumental in Arrow’s corporate and commercial success and its growth from a junior explorer to a large integrated energy company. He was also a founding director of Bow Energy Ltd until its $550 million takeover.Mr Bizzell qualified as a Chartered Accountant and early in his career was employed in the Corporate Finance division of Ernst & Young and the Corporate Tax division of Coopers & Lybrand. He has had considerable experience and success in the fields of corporate restructuring, debt and equity financing, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr Bizzell has over 20 years’ corporate finance and public company management experience in the resources sector in Australia and Canada with various public companies.  Mr Bizzell was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 31 December 2018.
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.