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Our Executive Team

Meet our Executive Team

Morné Engelbrecht
BCom (Hons), CA (A/NZ), MAICD

Mr Engelbrecht joined Beach in 2016 as Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for the finance, tax, treasury, IT, contracts & procurement, insurance, internal audit and investor relations functions. In November 2021, he was appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer of Beach.

He is a Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years’ experience including in the oil & gas and resource sectors across various jurisdictions including Australia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Papua New Guinea and China.Prior to this he held various financial, commercial and advisory senior management positions at InterOil, Lihir Gold (Merged with Newcrest), Harmony Gold and PwC. In November 2021, he was appointed to the board of the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA).

Mr Engelbrecht also has extensive experience in strategy and planning, capital management, debt and equity markets, Mergers & Acquisitions and joint venture management and operations.

Morné Engelbrecht

Ian Grant

Mr Grant has over 25 years’ experience in the energy industry, having held senior leadership and executive roles in operations, projects, drilling and supply chain functions.

Born in Scotland, Mr Grant has extensive North Sea experience and has worked in Europe and Australia with companies such as Mobil, ARCO/BP, Apache, Quadrant Energy and Santos.

Most recently Mr Grant was Chief Operating Officer for Quadrant Energy and Vice President of Production Operations for Santos based in Perth.

He is passionate about delivering safety, operational and commercial performance in both onshore and offshore environments.


Ian Grant

Sam Algar

Dr Algar joined Beach in February 2021 and brings over 25 years’ experience in the energy industry, having held senior leadership and executive roles in Australia and internationally, including the UK, Indonesia, Malaysia, Canada and the USA, looking after global exploration, new venture and subsurface portfolios.

Most recently Dr Algar was Senior Vice President, Subsurface and Exploration with ASX listed Oil Search Limited. Dr Algar holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Geology from Oxford University and a PhD Geology from Dartmouth College in the USA.

Previous employers include Ophir Energy, Murphy Oil, ENI, LASMO and Enterprise Oil.

Sam Algar

Thomas Nador

Mr Nador joined Beach in July 2019 as General Manager, WA Development, representing Beach in the Waitsia Joint Venture. He has over 25 years’ experience in the energy sector at senior management and executive levels.

He has held previous roles as Executive Vice President and Country Manager for InterOil in Papua New Guinea, as well as Development Manager, Project Interface Manager and Project Integration Manager for LNG projects at Woodside Energy.

Mr Nador holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of WA, a Post Graduate Diploma in Science from Curtin University of Technology and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Thomas Nador

Lee Marshall
BE Commerce (Economics and Finance)

Mr Marshall joined Beach in January 2018 as Group Executive Corporate Strategy and Commercial. Prior to joining Beach, Mr Marshall was most recently General Manager UK for Woodside Energy. Based in London, Mr Marshall managed exploration assets and business development opportunities in the Atlantic Basin and Africa. He has over 20 years of Australian and global commercial, business development and financial management experience across upstream oil and gas and LNG.

Mr Marshall is responsible for upstream commercial, strategy, economics, M&A, business development and marketing.

Lee Marshall

Brett Doherty
BEng (Electrical), LLB (Hons)

Mr Doherty joined Beach in February 2018 as Group Executive Health, Safety, Environment and Risk, bringing over 30 years of upstream oil and gas experience to Beach. His career includes extensive exposure to both offshore and onshore development and operations.

Prior to Beach, Mr Doherty was General Manager of Health, Safety and Environment at INPEX Australia. He has held several senior international positions during his career, including ten years as the Chief HSEQ Officer at RasGas Company Limited, in the State of Qatar.

Brett Doherty

Lesley Adams

Ms Adams commenced with Beach in October 2019.  She is an experienced executive with more than 25 years’ experience within the international and Australian oil and gas industry, with business experience in Human Resources, Continuous Improvement, Strategic Planning, Joint Venture Management, Emergency Management, Sustainability, Indigenous and Government Affairs and Mergers and Acquisitions.

Prior to Beach, Ms Adams was Group Executive Corporate Services for Quadrant Energy and assisted the integration post-acquisition by Santos Ltd.  Lesley has previously worked for Santos, Woodside, AMEC and Schlumberger.

Ms Adams is recognised as a strategic and successful leader across a range of different disciplines and functional areas and brings a track record of delivering efficient and effective business outcomes that drive performance. Holding qualifications from the CIPD (UK), Lesley is a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Lesley Adams

Susan Jones
LLB (Hons)

Ms Jones joined Beach in February 2021 and was appointed General Counsel in August 2021. Prior to Beach, Ms Jones worked with Total as General Counsel, and was Senior Counsel at Woodside Energy, and held legal positions at BHPB and non-legal roles at Ophir Energy.  In addition to her in-house experience, Ms Jones has worked at King Wood Mallesons (in Australia) and Sidley Austin in New York.

Ms Jones is originally from South Australia and holds a LLB First Class Honours from Queensland University, is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is admitted to practice law in New York as well as Australia.

Susan Jones

Anne-Marie Barbaro