Botala Energy Limited is an Australian oil and gas company focused on exploration and development opportunities for natural gas in Botswana.

Directors and Management

Wolf Martinick

Dr Wolf Martinick

Director and Chairman 

PhD, BSc (Agric).

Wolf is an agronomist and environmental scientist. He has 40 years’ experience addressing the environmental and social aspects of the oil, gas, mineral resources and land development industries in various countries, especially Australia and Southern Africa. He was the owner and founding director of MBS Environmental, a major socio-environmental consultancy attending to resource developments across Australasia and numerous other countries, especially Southern Africa.

He is a former managing director, chairman and non-executive director of several ASX and AIM listed exploration and mining companies with interests in Australia, Africa and South and Central America and is familiar with project development.

Kris Martinick

Mr Kris Martinick

Chief Executive Officer 

B Chem Eng (Hons); BSc Chem BCom.

Has over 15 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry in Australasia; including oil and gas field development and processing plants, LNG plants, gas fired power stations and project management. Kris has held senior management roles working on projects and operations in remote areas of Australia and Papua New Guinea. He is a non-executive director of several private Perth-based companies

Craig Basson

Mr Craig Basson

Director, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary 

BCom (Hons); FCA; FGIA and GAICD

Craig is a Fellow of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants and Governance Australia and has over 30 years’ experience in auditing, accounting and financial management in the petroleum, mineral resources, education and agriculture industries.

Craig has been CFO and Company Secretary of several ASX listed companies, notably Basin Minerals Limited, Sun Resources NL and Little Green Pharma Ltd.  

In recent years Craig has specialised in start-up companies and the process to list a Company on the ASX.

Peter Grant

Mr Peter Grant

Non-Executive Director 

BSc (Hons) Geology

Peter has over 45 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry specialising in exploration and international exploration and production.

Peter has extensive work experience in Africa, South-East Asia, Middle East, South America and Australasia, and has led successful teams that have made oil and gas discoveries in the UK, Australia, Algeria, Libya, Sierra Leone and Mauritania. Peter is an experienced geoscientist with expertise in corporate strategy, business development, commercial negotiations, and portfolio management. He was Exploration Manager for Africa and Middle East and General Manager Yemen based in Sana’a for BHP Petroleum, and held senior roles in Woodside Energy as Manager for international exploration.

Peter established International Energy Solutions, a strategic advisory company for the energy industry. He has advised clients on growth projects in sub-Saharan Africa, China and South-East Asia, both petroleum and coal bed methane related. He provides commercial and political risk advice; and conducts oil and gas training seminars.

Peter has a Bachelor of Honours in Geology from Nottingham University (UK). He is currently a National Board member of the Australia/Arab Chamber of Commerce and has been their state Chair for West Australia for 7 years.