(Biography supplied by Beach Energy, posted with permission.)
Reg Nelson Managing Director, Beach Energy Limited
BSc, Hon Life Member Society of Exploration Geophysicists, FAusIMM, FAICD
Reg is an exploration geophysicist with experience in the minerals and petroleum industries spanning more than four decades. He has been recognised by these industries, notably through honorary Life Membership of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (awarded in 1989), the Prime Minister's Centenary Medal for services to the Australian mining industry (awarded in 2002) and the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association’s Reg Sprigg Gold Medal (awarded in 2009) for outstanding services to the Australian oil and gas exploration and production industry. He has also been recognised for his support of environmental and conservation matters by the Nature Foundation of South Australia through the honorary award of Life Membership in 2010 and being nominated as a Fellow in 2012.
Reg has wide experience in technical, corporate and government affairs throughout Australia and internationally, particularly in the petroleum and mineral industries, and was formerly Director of Mineral Development for the State of South Australia. He was a director for eight years of APPEA, recognised as the principal oil and gas industry body for Australia, and was Chairman of its board of directors from 2004 to 2006. Reg is presently Managing Director of Beach Energy Limited, a significant ASX 100 Australian listed oil and gas explorer and producer, which has a strong Australian base and expanding global activities.