Board of Directors

Mr Simon Francis Durack

B Comm, Post Grad Dip Bus, FCA, FCIS, JP

Executive Director

Mr Durack is an experienced Chartered Accountant with over 38 years commercial experience in the accounting profession, industry and commerce in Australia, Europe and Asia and has worked across a broad range of industries in a number of senior financial and administrative roles. Mr Durack is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, Fellow of CPA Australia and is Group Company Secretary and CFO for the LinQ Group of companies. Mr Durack is a former non-Executive Director of Millennium Minerals Limited (ASX:MOY), and non-Executive Director of Zambezi Resources Limited (ASX:ZRL). Mr Durack is a Justice of the Peace for Western Australia.


Dr James Ellingford

PHD, MBA

Non-Executive Chairman

Dr Ellingford previously served as International President of a multi-billion dollar NASDAQ software business Take-Two Interactive Software with its headquarters in Geneva and New York. He has decades of international experience in the software industry and has close ties with financial institutions and governments throughout the world. He is considered an expert in the areas of collaboration of media and digital assets, data sharing and corporate communications to enable workflow acceleration and has close ties with large US based corporates who dominate this space. Dr Ellingford holds a Post Graduate in Corporate Management, Master’s in Business Administration and a Doctorate in Management. Dr Ellingford has lectured MBA students in Corporate Governance, ethics and marketing at a leading Sydney University which are areas he has a keen interest in.


Mr Constantine Tsesmelis

BScTech, Post Grad Dip Bus, FIChemE, MIEAust, CPEng

Non-Executive Director

Mr Tsesmelis is a Chemical Engineering Consultant with over 40 years technical, managerial and commercial experience in gas processing, LNG, refining, petrochemicals and alternative fuels. He has held senior positions with major oil companies, independent refiners, engineering companies and consulting firms in Europe, the Middle-East and Australia. Mr Tsesmelis’ consulting experience and business interests include technoeconomic evaluation of new processes, CO2 emission abatement technologies, audit and due diligence services, and the environmental impact of conventional and alternative fuels. His experience includes expert knowledge of decision-support applications for production planning and scheduling, investment analysis, supply chain operations, distribution and logistics. In addition to oil & gas and energy projects, Costa’s experience extends to Alumina processing and Nickel refining, and he has worked on important assignments for these industries in Western Australia.

In recent years, Mr Tsesmelis has completed feasibility studies for a number of Coal, Gas and Biomass-toLiquids project development opportunities. In 2015 he founded Collie Synfuels Pty Ltd, where he is Project Director and Managing Director leading a consortium of companies and partnerships for the design and development of two Greenfield Coal-to-Hydrogen projects, one at Collie in Western Australia and one in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria. In January 2019, Protos Consulting and Collie Synfuels joined the Australian Hydrogen Export Consortium (AHEC) consisting of industry members from the Republic of Korea and Australia. AHEC aims to develop the key technologies required to safely and efficiently export Liquid Hydrogen from Australia to growing markets in the Asia-Pacific region.