Board of Directors
Malcolm Butler, aged 70, 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.
Malcolm is a member of the Remuneration Committee and Chairman of the Audit Committee
Andrew Yeo, aged 56, has significant expertise in the oil and gas sector, having had a variety of roles including private equity and operational and financial experience in exploration and production activities as CFO of Wessex Exploration PLC. In addition, he brings 20 years’ experience in multi-discipline corporate advisory services, having worked for UBS and ABN AMRO Hoare Govett before becoming a founder member of Evolution Securities, where he was a board member and executive director.
Andrew is a member of the Remuneration Committee
Jon Ford, aged 59, has more than 37 years’ experience in the upstream oil and gas industry in a variety of roles in petroleum geoscience and senior management.Following an initial 10 years with BP in the UK, the Netherlands, Italy and Indonesia, Jon has worked worldwide in the junior sector as a senior technical manager for listed oil companies including Clyde Petroleum, Paladin Resources and Stratic Energy, and advised multiple clients as a consultant. Jon has a BSc in Geology & Geophysics from Durham University and is a Fellow of the Geological Society.
Jon is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee