Management profiles


Matthew Kay 
BE Commerce, MBA

Mr Kay joined Beach in May 2016 as Chief Executive Officer. He most recently served as the Executive General Manager, Strategy and Commercial at Oil Search, a position he held for the last two years. In that role he was a member of the executive team and led the strategy, commercial, supply chain, economics, marketing, M&A and legal functions. Prior to Oil Search, Mr Kay was the Vice President of Corporate Development at Woodside Petroleum Limited, holding several leadership roles across corporate and business units, developing extensive leadership skills across LNG, pipeline gas and oil joint ventures and developments both internationally and within Australia. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Morné Engelbrecht
BCom (Hons), CA (SA), MAICD

Mr Engelbrecht was appointed Beach’s Chief Financial Officer in September 2016. He is a Chartered Accountant with experience in the oil, gas and resource sectors across various jurisdictions, including Australia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Papua New Guinea and China. He held the position of Chief Executive Officer of ASX-listed Carbon Energy Limited prior to his role with Beach. Prior to this he held various financial, commercial and advisory senior management positions at InterOil, Lihir Gold and PwC. He also brings extensive experience in strategy and planning, debt and equity markets, mergers and acquisitions, joint venture management and operations.

Jeff Schrull
BSc Geophysics (Maths, Geology, Physics), M.S Geophysic

Mr Schrull joined Beach in January 2017 in the position of Group Executive Exploration and Development. He brings to Beach over 30 years of upstream oil and gas experience.  Prior to this, Mr Schrull held the position of General Manager Exploration and Production at Cue Energy.  He previously held several senior international positions with Chevron over a 19 year period, and was subsequently at Addax Petroleum in the role of Corporate General Manager of Exploration.  He has a strong track record in creating and delivering growth through exploration, development, operations and M&A. 

Cathy Oster

BA (Jurisprudence), LLM (Corporate and Commercial), FGIA, FCIS

Ms Oster was appointed Joint Company Secretary in July 2005 and subsequently appointed Company Secretary in March 2016. She was a partner in private legal practice, advising on corporate and commercial transactions before joining Beach. Ms Oster is a qualified chartered secretary. She has responsibility for governance, legal services, government engagement and corporate affairs. Ms Oster currently holds positions on not-for-profit boards and management / advisory committees.

Lee Marshall
BE Commerce (Economics and Finance)

Mr Marshall joined Beach in January 2018 from Woodside Energy, where he most recently held the position of General Manager UK. Based in London, Mr Marshall managed exploration assets and business development opportunities in the Atlantic Basin and Africa. He has extensive Australian and global commercial, business development and financial management experience across upstream oil and gas and LNG. Mr Marshall has a strong, proven track record in leading international negotiations with governments, joint venture participants, suppliers and M&A counter-parties. He is responsible for upstream commercial, strategy, economics, M&A, business development and marketing.