B.Sc Hons (Geology), Grad Dip (App Fin)
Mr. Chris Newton is a geology graduate from the University of Durham, England and also holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia (SIA). Chris has had a 37 year career in oil and gas covering the spectrum of the industry – from exploration, development, production and petroleum economics to strategic planning, business development and senior leadership.
Chris has spent more than 25 years in senior resource industry roles in South East Asia including as Managing Director of Fletcher Challenge in Brunei and of Shell Deepwater Borneo, President of Santos’ Indonesian operations, and CEO of Jakarta-listed oil and gas company EMP.
Chris was an active Director of the Indonesian Petroleum Association (IPA) between 2003 to 2008, including serving as President from 2004 to 2007. He remains active in the IPA, is the oil and gas advisor to the Jakarta-based Castle Asia Group and is also currently a Director of Lion Energy Ltd.