Delivering innovative opportunities in a changing world

Cross sector corporate and management capability

Peter Turnbull, AM
Non-Executive Chair 

Peter Turnbull is an experienced chair and professional non-executive director of publicly listed, unlisted and evolving technology companies. Sector experience spans oil and gas, mining, medical technology commercialisation and industrial manufacturing.
Peter has degrees in law and commerce (University of Melbourne) and over 25 years successful senior executive and corporate legal experience with some of Australia’s largest listed and unlisted public companies including Newcrest Mining, BTR Nylex and Energex.
Peter also has significant corporate regulatory and government policy experience gained through working with the Australian Securities & Investments Commission and the Hong Kong Securities & Futures Commission.
In June 2020 Peter was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to business and corporate governance institutes.

Current positions and directorships include:
• Chair, Calix Limited (ASX: CXL)
• Non-Executive Director, Karoon Gas Australia Ltd
• Chair, Auxita Pty Ltd


Jake Ulrich
Non-Executive Director 

Since getting his B.S. Engineering from the University of Maryland and an MBA from the University of Chicago, Jake has accumulated 35+ years of engineering experience in the energy industry, working in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Jake was an Executive Director at Centrica Plc where he oversaw upstream, midstream, power generation and trading. His early energy experience included MidCon Corp, an OXY subsidiary, and he was a founding partner of NGCH which later became Dynegy.

He has been on numerous boards, including Sterling Resources as CEO, then Chairman, Mitra and Ophir Energy. He was also a member of the private equity energy team at Och-Ziff.

Jake is Chairman of both Discover Exploration and Xetrov, a waste to energy company.

Jake has been active in the not-for-profit sector working with the International Rescue Committee UK as a Board member and on the Advisory Board of Beanstalk reading support charity.

Bill Lazarus
Managing Director

Bill is one of the founders of the QADO Group and has over 35 years of international business experience in the oil and gas, mining, and power generation industries with diverse capability gained in both hands-on operational and executive management roles.
He has both a breadth and depth of experience in gas and oil field developments from drilling engineering through to production for major corporations including Amoco Canada Petroleum and Santos Limited.
With the latter, he held responsibility for all production operations in Queensland and later the Santos Cooper Basin production assets in South Australia, including both the Moomba and Port Bonython facilities.
In the ASX-listed renewable energy and mine-site power generation company Energy Developments Limited, Bill held executive management roles spanning operations, manufacturing, and international business and project development; and as CEO of the waste to energy subsidiary, and ultimately the COO of the parent company.
He holds a BASc in Geological Engineering from the University of Windsor (Ontario, Canada) and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).


Camille Morin
Executive Director, Development

Camille’s experience spans over thirty years and includes leadership across a number of successful investments in the healthcare, resource, and agricultural sectors, while having lived and worked in Australia, Canada and Europe.
During this period, he has built a trusted international network of business, financial and investor partnerships that have supported the commercialisation of several successful companies from start-up through to divesture.
Camille brings his ability to make strong business decisions to both the boardroom and the negotiation table, providing invaluable strategic clarity to ventures he is involved in. His commitment to resolving business issues and creating innovative value-based strategies has shaped the success of these ventures.
Camille was inducted into The Executive Connection Australia as Chair in 2016, an international network of business leaders across 20 countries with over 23,000 members. As Chair he works with CEO’s, mentoring leadership and business growth within enterprises ranging from one million to over one billion in annual turnover.
He is passionate about the value of values, and while some may see values & ethics as constraints in business, Camille regards these as potent tools for identifying the best long-term course of action in addition to a unique pathway to creative ideas and solutions.

Eric Hughes
CFO (Fractional)

Eric is an experienced company director and finance leader with a history of achieving strong growth in entrepreneurial companies. He founded Canadian company Coral Hill Energy, growing revenue to $130 million in three years.
He also took UK company Neteller PLC public, growing revenue from $16 million to $350 million in four years. He developed Canada’s first national museum in 40 years which subsequently won over 30 international awards for excellence, and later served as its Chairman.
He has served as strategic advisor to Canada’s Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.
Eric is a Chartered Accountant and has completed over $2 billion in transactions through IPO’s, secondary offerings, private offerings and corporate sale transactions.


David Emslie
Projects Executive

David Emslie has over 35 years’ experience in the oil, gas and LNG industries, with operating companies Esso Australia, Santos Limited, Atlantic LNG Company of Trinidad and Tobago, and the Queensland Gas Company.
David is one of the founding directors of the holding company, QADO Group. He has held a broad range of project development and management roles associated with both greenfield and brownfield oil, gas and LNG developments. Recent experience includies feasibility studies for small and mid-scale LNG developments, and front end development for a carbon capture and storage project.
David’s core competencies cover project development and delivery from concept development to commissioning, start up and client handover. He has been responsible for project works undertaken on offshore production platforms, remote gas processing plants and LNG facilities. David has extensive experience in contracting strategies, negotiations, administration and dispute resolution in the oil and gas industry. His broader experience includes government, joint venture and stakeholder liaison, and he has led or participated in independent assessments of major projects. David is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers.