Management

Matthew Allen

Managing Director and CEO
B.Bus, FCA, F Fin, GAICD

Mr Allen was appointed Chief Executive Officer in February 2014 after joining Otto in 2009 as Chief Financial Officer, and has played an integral role in implementing Otto’s strategy. Otto’s strategy is to build a successful international oil and gas company, through assembling an exploration portfolio of high potential prospects and pursuing the development of discovered fields.
 
Mr Allen’s experience lies in the operation and management of oil & gas companies with particular focus on strategic, commercial and financial aspects of the business. Mr Allen led Otto’s acquisition of an increased equity position in the Galoc oil field in 2011, the raising of over US$40m in project financing for the 2013 Phase II development at the Galoc oil field and numerous other acquisition and divestment transactions within Otto.
 
Mr Allen previously spent 8 years with Woodside Energy working with many of Woodside’s assets and has had global upstream oil and gas industry in Asia, Africa, Australia and the Middle East.
 
David Rich

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary
BCom, FCA, GAICD, AGIA, Grad.Dip.CSP

Mr Rich joined Otto in January 2017. Mr Rich is an experienced public Company CFO with the last 15 years as CFO of upstream oil and gas companies with international interests including Asia and the US.

 
Paul Senycia

Vice President Exploration and New Ventures
BSc (Hons) (Mining Engineering), MAppSc (Exploration Geophysics)

Mr Senycia has more than 30 years of international oil and gas business experience in Australia, North and West Africa, North America, Europe and Asia. Mr Sencyia also has significant experience in all facets of the upstream oil and gas exploration business including: executing seismic and drilling programs; capturing new venture opportunities; joint venture relationship; and farm in/out management. Mr Senycia has spent the majority of his career with Woodside Energy and Shell International with roles in Australia, Europe and the Middle East. He was Head of Evaluation at Woodside and subsequently Exploration Manager at Oilex before joining Otto Energy in April 2010.

 
Matthew Worner

Commercial Manager
BBusLLB

Mr Worner joined Otto as their Commercial Manager in March 2015 and has experience in international oil and gas venture acquisitions, government and JV liaison, and commercial transactions across Africa, Australia and Asia. Mr Worner has held previous roles at Pura Vida. Rialto, Tap Oil, Steinepreis Paganin and Phillips Fox.