BEA expects to continue to scope, design, finance and manage renewable energy projects from greenfields through to production, working across all stakeholders, using locally available feedstock and supplying lower cost energy to customers under commercial supply agreements.

Executive Director

Ms Merrill Gray – B.Sc., B.Min.Tech., M.B.A., MAICD, MAIE.

Merrill is a process engineer/metallurgist and geologist and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Melbourne Business School. She has 30 years’ experience in the resources and energy sectors in Australia, including 10 years with WMC Limited, now part of BHP and Goldfields, where she held engineering, business analysis, strategic planning and production management roles. She then undertook a Western Australian gold mine restructure, a nickel laterite project optimisation study and set up a US$500 million investment fund back office for a diversified portfolio of companies, before establishing and operating a management consulting business providing strategy and business improvement advice to companies in the resources and energy sectors. She was Managing Director and CEO of ASX listed Syngas Limited (SYS) from 2008 to 2013  (previously listed as GulfX Limited) after Syngas Energy Pty Ltd which Merrill founded was acquired and back doored into this entity. After BioSyngas Limited as subsidiary established by Syngas was spun off from Syngas  Merrill was MD and CEO  BioSyngas Limited from May 2013 to October 2016.

Between November 2016 to October 2017 Merrill worked for an Australian new innovative technology Solar company managing all aspects of a successful around $10 million capital raise (50% private equity matched by Federal Government funding)

Merrill is currently consulting back to the Energy and Resources Sector as a strategic advisor including on capital raisings through her business WOLF Management Consulting which incorporates Brainstormers and CultureSystems (refer to the separate WOLF MC website for details of the companies offerings (currerntly under construction)).

Principal Consultant

Dr David Craze – BE, MESc, PhD.

During his 40 year career David has worked on nuclear energy, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), natural gas and Coal to Liquids (CTL) projects.  These projects have included both the Domgas and LNG phases of the North West Shelf Project for Woodside Offshore Petroleum and the Qatargas LNG Project, in the United States and in Japan for Marubeni Corporation. He was part of the study team for the Gorgon LNG Project and has been involved in the Alaska North Slope LNG Project. He currently provides expert technical consultancy advice to Australian coal based value adding projects, in particular in the area of CTL and coal to urea.