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Sundance Energy Australia Ltd (SNDE.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Hannell

Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Eric McCrady

2011 Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Executive Director

Cathy Anderson

2012 Chief Financial Officer

Grace Ford

2015 Chief Operating Officer

Damien Connor

2013 Company Secretary

H. Weldon Holcombe

2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Neville Martin

63 2011 Independent Non-Executive Director

Damien Hannes

2009 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Hannell

Mr. Michael Damer Hannell is Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Sundance Energy Australia Limited. He has been Director of the Company since March 2006Mr. Hannell has wide experience in the oil and gas industry, spanning some 50 years, initially in the downstream sector and subsequently in the upstream sector. His extensive experience has been in a wide range of design and construction, engineering, operations, exploration and development, marketing and commercial, financial and corporate areas in the United States, United Kingdom, continental Europe and Australia at the senior executive level with Mobil Oil (now Exxon) and Santos Ltd. Mr. Hannell has previously held a number of board appointments the most recent being the chairman of Rees Operations Pty Ltd (doing business as Milford Industries Pty Ltd), an Australian automotive components and transportation container manufacturer and supplier; and the chairman of Sydac Pty Ltd, a designer and producer of simulation training products for industry. Mr. Hannell has also served on a number of not-for-profit boards, with appointments as president of the Adelaide-based Chamber of Mines and Energy, president of Business SA (formerly the South Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry), chairman of the Investigator Science and Technology Centre, chairman of the Adelaide Graduate School of Business, and a member of the South Australian Legal Practitioners Conduct Board. Mr. Hannell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (with Honours) from the University of London and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia.

Eric McCrady

Mr. Eric Paul McCrady is Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director and Executive Director of Sundance Energy Australia Ltd. Eric has been our Chief Executive Officer since April 2011 and Managing Director of our board of directors since November 2011. He also served as our Chief Financial Officer from June 2010 until becoming Chief Executive Officer in 2011. Mr. McCrady has served in numerous positions in the energy, private investment and retail industries. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. McCrady was employed by The Broe Group, a private investment firm, in various financial and executive management positions across a variety of industry investment platforms, including energy, transportation and real estate. From 1997 to 2003, Mr. McCrady was employed by American Coin Merchandising, Inc. in various corporate finance roles. Mr. McCrady holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Cathy Anderson

Ms. Cathy L. Anderson is Chief Financial Officer of Sundance Energy Australia Limited since January 11, 2012. She is a Certified Public Accountant with over 27 years of experience. She began her career with Arthur Andersen in 1985 as Audit Manager. She was Chief Accounting Officer of Key Production, predecessor to Cimarex Energy, Vice President of Internal Audit of TeleTech and Chief Financial Officer of Optigas. She holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Montana. She is a past president of the Colorado Chapter of Financial Executive International and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies.

Grace Ford

Damien Connor

Mr. Damien Connor is Company Secretary of Sundance Energy Australia Limited., effective August 23, 2013. He has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants since 2002 and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has been employed in the resources sector since 2005. He is also a Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of ASX-listed UraniumSA Limited.

H. Weldon Holcombe

Mr. H. Weldon Holcombe is Independent Non-Executive Director of Sundance Energy Australia Limited since December 19, 2012. Mr. Holcombe has over 30 years of onshore and offshore U.S. oil and gas industry experience, including technology, reservoir engineering, drilling and completions, production operations, construction, field development and optimization, Health, Safety and Environmental (“HSE”), and management of office, field and contract personnel. Most recently, Mr. Holcombe served as the Executive Vice President, Mid Continental Region, for Petrohawk Energy Corporation from 2006 until its acquisition by BHP Billiton in 2011, after which Mr. Holcombe served as Vice President of New Technology Development for BHP Billiton. In his capacity as Executive Vice President for Petrohawk Energy Corporation, Mr. Holcombe managed development of leading unconventional resource plays, including the Haynesville, Fayetteville and Permian areas. In addition, Mr. Holcombe served as President of Big Hawk LLC, a subsidiary of Petrohawk Energy Corporation, a provider of basic oil and gas construction, logistics and rental services. Mr. Holcombe also served as corporate HSE officer for Petrohawk and joint chairperson of the steering committee that managed construction and operation of a gathering system in Petrohawk’s Haynesville field with one billion cubic feet of natural gas of production per day. Prior to Petrohawk, Mr. Holcombe served in a variety of senior level management, operations and engineering roles for KCS Energy and Exxon. Mr. Holcombe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Auburn.

Neville Martin

Mr. Neville Wayne Martin is Independent Non-Executive Director at Sundance Energy Australia Limited., since May 18, 2011. Mr. Martin has over 40 years of experience as a lawyer specializing in corporate law and mining, oil and gas law. He is currently a consultant to the Australian law firm, Minter Ellison. Mr. Martin has served as a director on the boards of several Australian companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, including Stuart Petroleum Ltd from 1999 to 2002, Austin Exploration Ltd. from 2005 to 2008 and Adelaide Energy Ltd from 2005 to 2011. Mr. Martin is the former state president of the Australian Resource and Energy Law Association. Mr. Martin holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Adelaide University.

Damien Hannes

Mr. Damien Ashley Hannes is Independent Non-Executive Director of Sundance Energy Australia Limited., since August 28, 2009. Mr. Hannes has over 25 years of finance, operations, sales and management experience. He has most recently served over 15 years as a managing director and a member of the operating committee, among other senior management positions, for Credit Suisse’s listed derivatives business in equities, commodities and fixed income in its Asia and Pacific region. From 1986 to 1993, Damien was a director for Fay Richwhite Australia, a New Zealand merchant bank. Prior to his tenure with Fay Richwhite, Damien was the director of operations and chief financial officer of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette Futures Ltd, a U.S. investment bank. He has successfully raised capital and developed and managed mining, commodities trading and manufacturing businesses in the global market. He holds a Bachelor of Business degree from the NSW University of Technology in Australia and subsequently completed the Institute of Chartered Accounts Professional Year before being seconded into the commercial sector.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Michael Hannell

115,108

Eric McCrady

1,264,860

Cathy Anderson

802,320

Grace Ford

806,999

Damien Connor

--

H. Weldon Holcombe

116,721

Neville Martin

79,806

Damien Hannes

94,027
As Of  31 Dec 2016