David has over 30 years of international experience in the oil and gas industry. He has previously been Vice President of Heavy Oil for Husky Oil in Canada, President of Gulf (Australia) Resources, Vice President (Corporate Development), for Gulf Indonesia, and Project Director, West Java Gas, for Conoco-Phillips Ltd. He was also Chairman and CEO of ASX listed Nido Petroleum Ltd, a Non-Executive Director of Cool Energy Ltd and Chairman of Xstate Resources Ltd. During his time as CEO of Nido Petroleum he rejuvenated the company increasing its market capitalisation on the ASX from A$1.6 million to over A$600 million in just 4 years.
During his career he has had a key leadership role in the Block A, Aceh, farm-out to Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. Ltd for a US$79 million drilling commitment, resulting in 3 major discoveries; the first major gas sale from Corridor Block, South Sumatra – 450 MMscf/d of gas via a new built facility and pipeline from 2008; led the negotiations for gas sales to Singapore, Batam, and West Java, delivering 750 MMscf/d of gas; led Gulf Indonesia’s minority shareholders’ defence against ConocoPhillips Ltd resulting in US$400+ million sale; and represented PT Pertamina in the unitization negotiations with ConocoPhillips Ltd on the large Suban gas field, returning over US$200 million per annum in revenue to PT Pertamina for 14 years.
David is a Graduate of Royal Military College, Canada and holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Military College, Canada.
Simon began his 35-year career in the petrochemical industry, moving into cryogenics and finally into the oil and gas industry in the late-1980s. He has worked for Kerr-McGee on the Gryphon field and for ConocoPhillips Ltd on its UK continental shelf developments, before moving to BHP Billiton plc. Whilst there he developed a reputation for unlocking marginal fields by developing the Keith Field, an asset that was previously deemed to be uneconomic. In Indonesia Simon was the development manager for Serica’s Kambuna Gas Field Development and Chief Operating Officer for NuEnergy Gas Ltd. which was developing coal bed methane projects in South Sumatra.
He has also held a number of senior roles including at SOCO International plc and Kerr-McGee. Simon is a graduate of Chemical Engineering from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.
Dan has 15 years of experience in the public markets and with international groups, qualifying with BDO as a chartered accountant. He has worked on many corporate transactions, including assisting on the readmission of Andalas to AIM. Since 2011 Dan has held senior finance roles with a number of AIM-listed international resource companies. He holds a BSc in Economics from Reading University.
Ross is a lawyer and experienced company director of both private and public resource companies listed on AIM and the Australian Securities Exchange. He has also held senior corporate roles with Mallesons Stephen Jaques in Australia and Clifford Chance in the UK. He is currently Executive Chairman of Northcote and Executive Director of Zarmadan Gold Ltd and has previously been chairman of Uranium Resources plc.
He holds a Bachelor of Laws from University of Western Australia, and Master of Laws, University of Melbourne.
Rob has over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, during which he has successfully executed a number of high profile transactions and sourced funding for several major development projects. Starting his career with Shell International, Rob subsequently moved into investment banking, working at both Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and Goldman Sachs International, where he established an extensive network of investment contacts. Moving back into the upstream industry he has distinguished himself as an active board member with high level involvement in the growth and success of numerous public and private energy related ventures.
As a Board member of Spring Energy AS, Rob rapidly grew the Norwegian Continental Shelf focused upstream oil and gas company ahead of its eventual sale to Tullow Oil in January 2013. He was subsequently a director of Core Energy AS, an oil and gas company focused on the producing fields of the Norwegian Continental Shelf. During his career he has also held the role of Chairman at each of Petroceltic International plc, Global Petroleum Limited and Oyster Petroleum Limited and a non-executive directorship at Rocksource ASA.
Graham is a Chartered Accountant and an Isle of Man resident. He is currently an Executive Director of FIM Capital Limited (formerly IOMA Fund and Investment Management Limited), the administrator to the Company. He has over 30 years of financial management experience, primarily in the investment funds sector. He is also a non-executive director of AIM listed Glenwick plc and Trinity Capital plc, and of several unlisted companies.