MPK is led by an experienced executive team with deep domain knowledge, technical expertise and industry relevance.

Chief Executive Officer

John Smith

John serves as Chief Executive Officer of MPK.

John has over 30 years’ experience in the resources, mining and oil & gas industries including being Chief Executive Officer of Silver Standard Resources, a Canadian precious metals mining company trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange and NASDAQ for five years. Prior to this role, John spent 18 years at BHP across various operational, strategic and M&A functions.


John is a fellow of the Association of Cost Engineers and a Chartered Management Accountant, and has a BA Business Studies and an MBA awarded with distinction from Aberdeen University.

John Smith

Chief Financial Officer 

Richard Howse 

Richard serves as the Chief Financial Officer of MPK.


Richard has over 20 years’ financial experience in the LNG and Oil industries. Prior to joining MPK, Richard was Oil & Gas Leader and Tax Partner at Ernst & Young, Brisbane.

Before joining Ernst & Young, Richard held finance roles at BG Group, Shell, Goldman Sachs and Arthur Andersen in a variety of locations including London, Aberdeen and Singapore.

He is an Australian and UK Chartered Accountant, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a First Class Honours degree in Applied Mathematics.

Richard Howse

Tony O'Sullivan 

Chief Operating Officer | Infrastructure

Tony serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Infrastructure for MPK. Tony is responsible for ensuring the delivery of large scale Infrastructure projects across MPK’s operating segments.

Tony brings more than 23 years’ experience in the delivery of large-scale resource sector pipelines and infrastructure assets including overseeing the largest LNG gathering and transportation network in southern Queensland, and large-scale water transportation and infrastructure developments for mining projects in Western Australia and northern Queensland.

Prior to MPK, Tony was Head of International Pipelines for J. Murphy and Sons working on a variety of large-scale gas transmission pipeline projects in the UK.

Tony is President of the Australian Pipeline and Gas Association (APGA), and has a Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying from Staffordshire University.

Tony O'Sullivan

Vincent James 

Executive General Manager | Services

Vincent James is Executive General Manager of MPK’s Services Division.

Equipped with a Masters in Project Engineering and having years of in-field experience with some of the largest national and international resource exploration companies, Vincent has a comprehensive understanding of the extensive operational and maintenance requirements needed by the world’s oil and gas sector.

A holder of a Masters in Business Administration, Vincent is equally adept at applying his proven, but practical management acumen to the EGM role, particularly in key areas such as change and integration strategy, corporate finance and field operations.

Vincent was appointed to the EGM role after years of career progression achieved within MPK.

Vincent James

Lindi Deguara 

Executive General Manager
Corporate Services and Company Secretary 

Lindi joined MPK in 2016 and has multiple responsibilities, in her role as Executive General Manager Corporate Services and Company Secretary.

Lindi has more than 12 years’ of commercial experience within the resources and infrastructure sectors in Australia and the Asia-Pacific.

Prior to commencing with MPK, Lindi worked for Golding Contractors, Connell Wagner (now Aurecon) and Ansaldo STS, where she provided commercial, legal and governance services to their Australian and international operations, and support for corporate activity and projects, from tendering through to delivery phase.

Lindi is a Non-Executive Director at Golden West Apprenticeships Ltd and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. A solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, Lindi holds a Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Media Communications (Creative Industries) from the Queensland University of Technology.

Lindi Deguara