About Us

Board of Directors

Mr Michael R. Stone
Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Stone is the Founder and Managing Member of Freestyle Investors. He was Founder and non-executive Chairman of J.H. Whitney Investment Management, LLC, which focused on Asia based hedge funds, and he is retired Senior Partner and past President of J.H. Whitney & Co., a diversified manager of alternative investment assets and the country's first venture capital firm. He joined J.H. Whitney & Co. in 1989 and retired in 2009. Prior to that, he was a management consultant with Bain & Company. He currently serves as a Senior Advisor and Partner of TPG, a private equity firm. In his roles at Freestyle, Whitney, and TPG, he has overseen or been involved with the completion of over 100 investments, cumulatively responsible for several billion dollars of equity capital deployment. He attended Duke University where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, and Harvard Business School.

Mr Nick Stone
Co-Managing Director

Nck Stone is a partner at California based Freestyle Investors which owns a 10% interest in AOK through Ptolemy Energy Holdings LLC.  Ptolemy is the largest shareholder in AOK.  Mr Stone was previously an investment banker with TPG Capital and KKR in the USA.  He hols an MBA from Stanford University and and Undergraduate Degree from Harvard University.  He is a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees of AOK.

Richard A Adrey - USA
Co-Managing Director

Mr Richard Adrey was an investment and merchant banker with Andreasen & Co., Kohlmeyer & Co., Mabon Nugent and a private investment company, Coastline Financial Partners for 30 years with specializations in mergers, financings and in turnarounds of distressed assets. He has been involved with numerous private and public companies, such as Piper Aircraft, Cynocom Corp, Telechips, Medisys, Versatech, VacationBreak, Fairfield Communities and Greystone Medical.

Mr. Adrey holds a B.S. in finance and held Officer and Board seats in several companies as an advisor.

Russell Krause
Non-executive Director

Mr Krause has over 25 years experience in Stockbroking and Investment Management with a primary focus on the resources sector.  He has held a number of Directorships and Senior Management position with a number of Australias leading firms.  For the passed ten years he has worked on a number of North American Oil and Gas projects in relation to Capital Raising and Corporate Advisory. 

Justin Clyne
Non-executive Director & Company Secretary

Justin Clyne was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and High Court of Australia in 1996 before gaining admission as a Barrister in 1998.  He had 15 years of experience in the legal profession acting for a number of the country's largest corporations, initially in the areas of corporate and commercial law before dedicating himself full-time to the provision of corporate advisory and company secretarial services. 
Justin is a director and/or secretary of a number of public listed and unlisted companies.  He has significant experience and knowledge in international law, the Corporations Act, the ASX Listing Rules and corporate regulatory requirements generally.  Justin holds a Master of Laws in International Law from the University of New South Wales and is a qualified Chartered Company Secretary.