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Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Financial Officer
President Corporate Services
Craig Ricato joined Linc Energy in 2008 in the role of General Counsel & Company Secretary. He was promoted to Executive Director of Legal & Corporate Affairs for the Company in October 2010 where he was responsible for all transactional and corporate legal matters, including Linc Energy’s compliance with listing requirements in Australia and regulatory requirements within Australia and overseas. Mr Ricato has served as both an Executive Director and most recently as a Non-Executive Director on Linc Energy’s board since 2010 and was appointed CEO and Managing Director on 1 October 2014.
Mr Ricato has provided legal guidance to the Board and Company departments and managed various corporate functions within the Group, including the provision of legal advice during Linc Energy’s Oil & Gas acquisition program.
Craig Ricato brings a broad range of international corporate and commercial experience to Linc Energy across the energy and resources industry. Mr Ricato obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1991 and was admitted as a Legal Practitioner in the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia in 2001 after graduating with a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours. His early career background prior to joining the legal profession was in Forensic Accounting and law enforcement.
Michael Mapp has been appointed Chief Operating Officer responsible for overseeing the Company's operations. Michael previously held the position of President, Coal Division. Michael is a respected and successful mining professional who has been working in the industry for more than 20 years with his most recent position at Intra Energy as Chief Operating Officer.
Prior to Intra Energy, Michael worked with the Xstrata group as Operations Manager of Ulan Coal and before that as Director of Coal Operations Australia for Vale, responsible for operations including Carborough Downs, Isaac Plains, Broadlea and the Integra Coal underground and open-cut mines. He was promoted to Director after positions of Executive General Manager of Vale Australian Operations, Executive General Manager of Vale NSW Operations and General Manager of Integra Coal Operations with AMCI.
Additional mining experience was gained through Thiess Contractors as Plant Operations Manager & Director of Engineering & Operations Mining Technologies Australia which oversaw the introduction and operation of Highwall Mining systems in Australia.
Stuart Jones joined the Company in February 2013 and has over 20 years of accounting and finance experience and has held senior corporate positions in both the oil and gas and banking industries. He has previously been General Manager Finance and Investor Relations at an ASX-listed company and more recently an independent consultant focused on the energy and resources sector. He holds a Bachelor of Mathematics (with Honours) from the University of Liverpool.
Janelle van de Velde has nearly 25 years of experience working for publicly-listed companies.
Janelle joined Linc Energy in August 2006 with a focus to develop and implement investor relations programs to keep stakeholders informed as its vision unfolded. Over the last five years, Janelle has held many diverse roles at Linc Energy including Investor Relations, Corporate Communications and Stakeholder Relations.
In the role of President Corporate Services, Janelle is responsible for both Shared Services and Corporate Communications. For Shared Services, Janelle is accountable for ensuring all Linc Energy’s global offices are consistently established and has the required business services such as IT, telecommunications, travel and administration to support the Company’s requirements.
From a Corporate Communications perspective, Janelle and her team are responsible for delivering a global communications strategy – in particular, developing and leading corporate communications, media, and stakeholder and government relations activities across all facets of the organisation.