Senior Management

  • Michael Sheridan, Chief Executive Officer

    • B.Ec, LL.M., F Fin

      Chief Executive Officer, Member of Remuneration and Nomination, Risk Management and Disclosure Committees


      Michael Sheridan replaced Brent Emmett as Chief Executive Officer and as a Director of the Company with effect on 1 July 2018.  


      Michael has been Horizon Oil’s Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary since 2003.  He has been responsible for the Company’s financial, commercial and legal affairs. Prior to joining Horizon Oil, Michael held positions with international resource companies including Ampolex Limited, RGC Limited and Minera Alumbrera Limited in commercial and financial management areas. 


      Michael has been an integral member of Horizon Oil’s executive management team, along with Brent Emmett and Alan Fernie, and this will ensure continuity as Horizon Oil moves to the next stage of its growth.   Michael’s qualifications includes a Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.


      Member of Risk Management and Disclosure Committees.


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  • Richard Beament, Chief Financial Officer

    • B. Comm, CA


      Richard was appointed CFO on 1 July 2018. He is responsible for finance, commercial, planning and forecasting, treasury, taxation and financial reporting.



      Richard has over 20 years experience in finance and accounting roles, with over 8 years international upstream oil and gas financial experience at Horizon Oil, where he has held the group’s finance and commercial manager role. Richard previously spent 14 years in audit and advisory divisions at PwC, working in both Sydney and London, and left PwC in 2010 as a senior manager.



      Richard is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, and Business Law & Taxation) from the University of New South Wales.




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  • Kelvin Bramley, General Manager – PNG

    • Kelvin joined Horizon Oil as Financial Controller in 2006.

      Kelvin Bramley continues as General Manager in PNG.  He has been deeply involved in all areas of Horizon Oil’s activity related to PNG since being appointed to the role in 2011 as Chief Company Representative, and for the last 3 years has lived and worked in Port Moresby.

  • Kylie Quinlivan, General Counsel/Company Secretary

    • B.Comm, LL.B (Hons), LL.M.

      Kylie Quinlivan has been the Company’s Corporate Counsel since 2016 and has been appointed as General Counsel and Company Secretary effective 1 July 2018.


      Kylie joined the Company from Minter Ellison, practicing corporate law and specialising in mergers and acquisitions

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