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Nathan Mitchell
Executive Chairman & CO-FOUNDER

  • Executive Chairman – Mitchell Group of Companies (Drilling, Ports, Energy, Equipment, Investments)
  • Pioneered directional drilling for Queensland gas drilling
  • Founder and Chairman of Botswana CBM explorer Tlou Energy Ltd (ASX: TOU)
  • Former director WestSide Corp. Ltd (ASX: WCL)
  • Chairman of listed coal/minerals/gas drilling company Mitchell Services (ASX: MSV)
  • Director VMW Engineering Pty Ltd


  • Joined SUB161° as Director in July 2015 and was appointed shortly after Luxfer Group completed an equity investment in SUB161°, becoming a substantial shareholder in the company
  • Current member of the Executive Management Board of Luxfer Group since the formation of the Luxfer Group in its new form in 1996
  •  Joined Alcan in 1974 following three years with The British Council. Initially worked in Human Resources and then moved into Sales & Marketing within the Alcan Distribution business becoming Managing Director in 1986. In 1989 became Director of Business Development for the Enterprise Division of Alcan and in 1991 Managing Director of Superform. In 1994 John became President of Luxfer Gas Cylinders North America and in 1998 was appointed President of Luxfer Gas Cylinders, a position he held until 2 April 2014.
  • BSc (Hons) from London University and post graduate studies at Cranfield 



  • Previously co-founder and an Executive Director of Arrow Energy – from 1999 until its takeover in 2010 by a JV between Shell and PetroChina for AUD 3.5 billion
  • Former director of Bow Energy Ltd from its incorporation in 2004 until its takeover in 2012 for AUD 550 million
  • Chairman – Bizzell Capital Partners – boutique corporate advisory firm specialising in resource and energy sectors
  • Other current Directorships include Queensland Treasury Corporation; Titan Energy Services Ltd, Armour Energy Ltd; Stanmore Coal Ltd; Laneway Resources Ltd (Chairman); Renascor Resources Ltd (Chairman); Hot Rock Ltd and Diversa Ltd