Board of Directors
Independent non-executive Chairman
John Wakefield is an experienced quoted company director and corporate adviser, having previously worked at several nominated adviser firms. He qualified as a solicitor with McKenna & Co and was a lecturer in law at the University of Newcastle before moving into corporate finance, first with Williams de Broë Limited and then at Rowan Dartington & Co Limited, where he was a founder director, shareholder and head of corporate finance. He was a corporate finance director of WH Ireland Limited from 2009 until 2016. He is currently a non-executive director at Drumz plc (AIM: DRUM.L), The Eternal Business Consultancy Limited, and Ovation Finance Limited. He has been a member of the AIM Advisory Group, chairman of the London Stock Exchange Regional Advisory Group for the South West, and chairman of South West Angel and Investor Network Limited (SWAIN). He holds a Bachelor of Civil Law degree from Oxford.
John is Chair of both the Remuneration and Audit Committees
Chief Executive Officer
Andrew Yeo 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 has more than 39 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, 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 a member of both the Remuneration and Audit Committees