Qian Mingyang

Qian Mingyang

Chief Executive Officer

Mingyang’s extensive international experience in the oil and gas industry comes from more than 30 years with China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) – one of the largest integrated energy groups in the world.

Mingyang holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Geophysical Exploration) from China University of Petroleum, East China, and an Executive MBA from University of Texas, at Arlington, USA.

He started with CNPC as a geophysicist and has since held roles in projects, planning and general management in China, Iraq, Syria, and Sudan, including spells in joint ventures with BP and Shell.

Before joining Arrow as CEO in 2016, Mingyang was Vice President PetroChina Iraq Ltd.

He is married with one child and a keen table tennis player.

Ivan Tan

Ivan Tan

Chief Operating Officer

Ivan joined Arrow in June 2016, bringing 15 years of upstream oil and gas experience that he gained with Shell.

Ivan completed his Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) at Imperial College London and gained an MBA from Manchester Business School, United Kingdom.

He joined Shell in Malaysia in 2001, spending his early career on drilling assignments in Malaysia, the Netherlands, Brunei and New Zealand.

In 2007, Ivan transferred to a flagship cooperation project between Shell and CNPC, the Changbei Gas Development in China, as Well Delivery Team Leader.

A return to Malaysia in 2010 saw him in supply and operations management roles before, in April 2014, being appointed as Vice President Wells Safety and Environment for Shell's global wells business.

Ivan is married to Grace and they have two daughters. He enjoys travelling and playing golf .

Leisa Elder

Leisa Elder

Vice President External Relations and Tenure Management

Leisa came to Arrow from Santos in 2009, where she was the Principal Government Advisor to the GLNG project.

Her international experience includes a senior role at Europe’s leading issues management firm and being lead consultant to Rio Tinto, Enron, General Electric, Mobil, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Chase Manhattan Bank.

In the mid-1990s, Leisa was a producer with Sky News and Reuters World Service, and became Executive Producer with the American television network NBC, and its financial arm CNBC, based in London. She was involved in the live US coverage of the Iraq and Bosnian wars, the late-1990s Asian financial crisis, US President Bill Clinton’s impeachment and demise of the UK’s Major Government.

Returning to Australia, she served as senior advisor to Queensland’s Treasurer, Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development and Trade, and Minister for Health, and  later became Executive Director of Public Affairs and Board member of Queensland Health.

Leisa grew up in Gladstone and was educated in Toowoomba.

Edwin Kunkels

Edwin Kunkels

Chief Financial Officer

Edwin joined Arrow in April 2016, bringing 20-plus years of experience from Price Waterhouse and Shell.

Edwin started his career at Price Waterhouse, working in Audit and Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) transaction support for international clients like Shell and DuPont.

He joined Shell in 2002 as Private Equity Manager for Shell Asset Management Company.

Becoming Investment Finance Manager Exploration, he worked on new ventures in Algeria, Kazakhstan and Ukraine; covered new business development and joint ventures in the Middle East as Upstream Commercial Finance Manager, based in Dubai; and became the regional controller for Qatar with Shell flagship projects such as Pearl GTL and Qatargas 4 LNG.

Edwin’s last role before Arrow was to head Mergers and Acquisitions and Commercial Finance East in Singapore, covering Shell’s downstream, upstream and integrated gas businesses in the region.

Edwin holds a master’s degree in financial economics from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and is a Dutch Chartered Accountant.

Han Tao

Han Tao

Vice President Strategy & New Business Development

Tao joined Arrow in October 2017 after more than a decade of global oil and gas experience.

Tao obtained his master’s degree in corporate finance and investment from the China University of Petroleum - Beijing, before joining CNPC International.

He now has more than 10 years of multicultural working experience in CNPC joint operating projects with different international oil companies, particularly in upstream strategic and business planning and commercial operations.

Before joining Arrow, Tao’s was working with CNPC Iraqi Projects.

Tao is married with one daughter. He’s an avid football fan, and also enjoys fishing and travel.