OUR TEAM
A highly qualified Board of Directors coupled with a powerful senior management team is driving Chaucer Energy's projects through to success in development, implementation and operation.
Malcolm McAully
Board Chairman
Qualifications: MBA

Mr McAully is an experienced Company Director having held senior roles over a diverse range of industry backgrounds such as financial services, energy generation, waste management, agribusiness, technology manufacturing, human resource management and food manufacturing. 

He has experience as Chairman of three ASX listed companies, currently including the recently listed Pure Foods Tasmania Limited, and is a non-executive director for several privately-owned companies.  He also served as Chairman of ASX listed ISG Company Cougar Energy Limited from 2006 to 2013.

Malcolm has held various executive management positions including National Manager for MLC Life when owned by the Lend Lease Group.  He holds a Master of Business and qualifications in accounting, business management, mediation, turn around management and GAICD.  Malcolm’s primary focus is strategy and project development, financial management, corporate governance and stakeholder relations.

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Dr. Len Walker
Managing Director & CEO

Dr Len Walker is a graduate of Melbourne and Cambridge Universities in Geotechnical Engineering and Business Administration.  After a 15-year career in consulting engineering, he spent 10 years in the development of emerging ASX Listed Companies in the resources sector, involving both gold mining and energy projects. 

His interest in In Situ Gasification (ISG) began in 1982.  He founded Linc Energy in 1996, and was responsible for development of the successful Chinchilla ISG demonstration which ran from 1999-2002.  After its takeover by third parties, he founded ASX Listed Cougar Energy Limited in 2006, which undertook the ISG project at Kingaroy, Queensland prior to it being shut down by the State Government.  The site was then subsequently fully rehabilitated and bond monies recovered.

Dr Walker founded Chaucer Energy Limited in 2016 to apply his technical and managerial experience to the development of commercial ISG projects internationally, commencing with a focus on Chile.

Stephen Layton
Non Executive Director

Mr Layton has over 35 years’ experience in Equity Capital Markets in the UK and Australia. Starting as a Jobber (market maker) with BZW on the trading floor of the London Stock Exchange from 1980 to 1986, he became a Member of the London Stock Exchange in 1985. Since migrating to Australia in 1986 Mr Layton has worked with various stockbroking firms and/or AFSL regulated Corporate Advisory firms. Having raised capital for many ASX-listed companies, he has a depth of knowledge that only comes from a thorough immersion in the industry. Mr Layton has specialized in capital raising services and opportunities, corporate advisory, facilitation of ASX listings and assisting companies grow.

Mr Layton has held both Principal and Director roles in his advisory career and his professional associations include Master Practitioner Member of the Stockbrokers and Financial Advisors Association – MSAFAA. Mr Layton is currently a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed Mithril Resources Limited [ASX:MTH] and

EQ Resources Limited (ASX:EQR).

Valeri Melik
General Manager Projects

Mr. Valeri Melik has significant history with In Situ Gasification projects, He holds Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) qualification in Electrical Power Systems and Networks from the State Oil Academy of Azerbaijan (former AZINEFTECHIM USSR). He also holds a Master of Engineering qualification from RMIT University, as well as, additional qualifications pertaining to Analogue, Microprocessor Based Digital Computer-Communication Systems, and electro-mechanics. He is a Chartered Professional Member of Engineers Australia in the fields of Electrical and Management.