Brad Lingo has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Economics, History, and Philosophy) from Miami University and a Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Mr Lingo’s distinguished career spans over 30 year’s in a diverse range of oil and gas leadership roles including business development, new ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance. Since his career in the oil and gas sector began in 1986, Mr Lingo has worked with Tenneco Energy and El Paso Corporation in the US and Australia, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and most recently as managing director & chief executive of Drillsearch Energy for 6 years until July 2015. He is currently managing director & chief executive of Elk Petroleum. Mr Lingo is a recognised oil and gas industry leader, whose broad range of skills and experiences have been recognised in recent awards including winning the SMH/East Coles S&P/ASX 200 Energy Best CEO of the Year 2014.