Ian Lusted holds a BSc (Hons) from York University, UK and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He has extensive international oil & gas experience, having begun his career in the industry in 1991 with Shell International after serving for several years as an officer in the Royal Navy. In 1998 Mr Lusted established Leading Edge Advantage (“LEA”), an advanced drilling project management consultancy based in Aberdeen and subsequently in Perth, Western Australia. In 2005, he became technical director of Cape Energy, a private oil and gas company that held acreage in Australia and the Philippines and was a key participant in moving the Galoc field to development status. Mr Lusted acted in this capacity until December 2007 when he was appointed as technical manager of Aurora and subsequently a director in April 2008.