...Corporate Governance / Board of Directors

William Colvin (“Bill”), Non-Executive Chairman

William Colvin, has wide experience in the oil and gas, and healthcare sectors in senior management and board positions of large corporations. He was Finance Director of British-Borneo Oil & Gas Plc from 1992 to 1999. From 1990 to 1992, William was Finance Manager/Director at Oryx UK Energy. From 1984 to 1989, he worked in a variety of financial roles for Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) Inc. He qualified as a Scottish Chartered Accountant in 1982 and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Edinburgh. William is currently a non-executive Director of Energy XXI, the independent oil & natural gas exploration and production company, and Infrastrata PLC.


Malcolm Butler, Chief Executive Officer

Malcolm Butler, aged 66, has extensive operational and financial experience having worked for over 25 years as an explorationist and senior executive in the international oil and gas industry before taking on a secondary role as an investment banker. He was responsible, as CEO, for the IPO of Industrial Scotland Energy and Brabant Resources and later became CEO of Houston-based Energy Development Corporation until its circa $800 million sale to Noble Energy. In 1998, Malcolm joined HSBC Investment Bank as Advisory Director responsible for oil & gas mandates in the UK, Libya, Russia, Indonesia and China, and following that acted as senior adviser on energy-related matters to Seymour Pierce Limited from 2003 to 2013. Malcolm holds a BSc in Geology from Aberystwyth and a PhD in Geology from Bristol. He has been awarded the Aberconway Medal of The Geological Society of London, in recognition of his contributions to the oil and gas industry and in 1995 he was appointed an Honorary Professor at the University of Aberystwyth.


Geoff Barnes, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary

Geoff Barnes, aged 60, qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1976 having trained with one of the major international accounting practices. After a number of years in professional practice, he held several senior finance positions in commerce and industry in the engineering and media sectors, including ten years at Board level, before returning to form Langley Associates, a professional accounting practice in South East England. 


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