The Team

Brendan Brown

Chairman, Non-Executive Director

BSc, BE (Hons), MBA (Melb), F.Fin

Brendan has over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas and finance industries. He commenced his career as an engineer with BHP Petroleum, where he was involved in various field development projects and operations including the Jabiru, Challis, Skua and Griffin oil field developments.

Brendan is also a Life Member of The Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Alexander Biro

Non-Executive Director


Alex has 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and is a founding director of TEK-Ocean.  Early in his career Alex was engaged in subsea services operations mainly working in the Timor Sea and NWS before consulting to Oil and Gas operators in Australia, West Africa, UK North Sea, and South East Asia. For the past 18 years his focus has been project management of deep-water subsea infrastructure and underwater construction.

Steven Robbie

Non-Executive Director

Steven has over 28 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas industry, including a diverse set of skills attained through subsea, platform and land well operations.  He has also worked extensively on Australian projects and in Timor Leste; with projects in West Africa, GOM (USA) and India among numerous others.   Steven is a founding director of TEK-Ocean.

Robert Thornton

Non-Executive Director

B.Sc. (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, First Class Certificate of Competency for Steamships and Motorships

Robert has 28 years of experience in the project management of subsea field developments and the design, construction installation and operations of floating production systems, surface and subsea facilities. Mr. Thornton served as General Manager Operations of BHP Petroleum responsible for Field Production operations, Floating Production Development and surface facilities and Systems.

Keith Thomson

Non-Executive Director

GradCert (Management)

Keith has over 37 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, is a founding director of TEK-Ocean as well as having served two years in TEK-Ocean management as company executive. He has a diverse suite of skills developed from the Upstream Completions / Subsea and Well Services areas of the industry, from concept through to decommissioning phases of the lifecycle.

Keith has been involved in the successful delivery of numerous marquee developments and projects across the North Sea, West Africa and Australia.

Jon Clancy

General Manager (Sales and Marketing)


Jon is a qualified Engineer and Project Manager with 20 years’ experience in the Subsea Oil and Gas Industry, having held senior project roles within Service companies and Operators.

Specialising in the delivery of technical and commercial solutions across the life cycle of energy industry projects.

Jon has a collaborative and results focussed approach in leading the creation of value for clients and stakeholders.

Jordan Glanville

General Manager (Operations)

BEng (Naval Architecture)

Jordan is a qualified engineer with over 13 years’ experience in the marine, offshore, oil and gas industries, Jordan has a varied background spanning marine, subsea, logistics and engineering. He has worked on both the client and service company sides, resulting in a comprehensive understanding of what is required for successful service delivery.

A motivated, results orientated manager with proven experience in leading high-performance teams and successfully increasing efficiency and productivity whilst reducing costs.

Jordan has managed all TEK-Ocean’s operations since September 2018 and previously managed TEK-Ocean’s Victorian operations from 2015-2018. He has been with the company for over 9 years.


Rod Hyslop


BA (Econ), CA

Rod has been a Finance Manager and Financial Controller at Seven Group Energy, and a Senior Accountant at Shell Development (Australia), serving both downstream and upstream functions.

Prior to joining TEK Ocean, Rod was recently CFO of several large privately owned manufacturing businesses in the defence and food manufacturing industries with international distribution.

Rod commenced his career as a chartered accountant with BC Hydro and Power Authority and Arthur Anderson.

Mathew Watkins

Company Secretary

Mr Watkins specialises in Company Secretarial and Accounting Services for ASX listed and unlisted public companies in the mining, biotech and industrial sectors. He is the current Company Secretary of ASX listed Medibio Limited.

He specialises ASX statutory reporting, ASX compliance, Corporate Governance and board and secretarial support.

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