Our management and board each have an average of 30 years’ experience in the energy sector. This extensive experience includes resource appraisal, exploration, gas commercialisation, development and production. We have experience in clean energy technologies and have all contributed to keeping the lights on, in many parts of the world.
Uniquely, having gained a strong technical and commercial understanding of this region from roles at previous industry leaders, and our team has identified a compelling and unique market dynamic in East Irish Sea and aims to capitalise on an early mover advantage to build a material portfolio.
Mark has 40 years’ experience in energy service sectors, shipping, procurement, turnkey engineering, insurance and investment banking.
He is an experienced NED and is presently Chair of VSA Capital.
Mark is a Co-founder The Geological Society Business Forum.
Ben Clube is the founder of EnergyPathways. He has 30+ years’ commercial, finance and operations upstream experience.
Previously founder and director of clean energy company EnergyCapture Limited, As a director at FAR Ltd he was responsible for building the Africa business, breakthrough M&A and commercial deals, leading to world class oil discoveries offshore Senegal.
He was previously a Vice President Finance at BHP Petroleum with leadership roles in numerous international development and gas commercialisation projects in UKCS, Australia, USA, Africa, Asia.
Graeme Marks has 30+ years of broad upstream experience gained mainly with Shell. A geologist by background, he led a number of technical and NBD/M&A gas commercialisation projects across UKCS, Norway, Russia, Kazakhstan, Iraq and UAE and more recently on global unconventional gas resource plays. During his time at Shell, Graeme developed an in depth understanding of the undeveloped gas potential of the East Irish Sea.
He is a Chartered Geologist, a Fellow of the Geological Society of London and a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN).
Mr Hodges is a Fellow of CPA Australia with 25 years’ experience in both the accounting profession and in industry, including over fifteen years’ experience in oil & gas and mining. He currently serves as Finance Director of First Development Resources plc and Chief Financial Officer at Arcontech Group plc, both on a part time basis, and he previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Thor Explorations Ltd, a company with dual listing on AIM and the TSXV. During this time Thor progressed from an exploration company to production from Nigeria’s first gold mine.
In addition, Mr Hodges previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Atlantic Coal, a formerly AIM listed coal mining company. He has extensive experience working with listed growth companies on AIM, the TSXV and the ASX, with a focus on financial and management reporting, corporate governance, IPOs and corporate finance.
Stephen West holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Business Law) and is an experienced Fellow Chartered Accountant (CA ANZ) and CA (ICAEW).
He has 30 years of financial and corporate experience gained in public practice, oil and gas, mining and investment banking. Stephen has held several senior positions in oil and gas, and mining companies including PetroNor E&P Limited (OSE:PNOR).
He was also previously a Non-Executive Director of Apollo Consolidated Limited (ASX:AOP), a company taken over for A$181 million in 2021. He is the founder and Executive Chairman of Roquefort Therapeutics plc (LSE:ROQ).
Horacio has more than 40 years’ experience developing projects in energy, cleantech, renewables and other sustainable sectors. He holds a number of board positions, including being CEO of Climate Change Ventures Limited, which provides financial services to climate change related businesses, Hydrogen Ventures Limited, a UK based green hydrogen project developer and Resero Gas Ltd, a UK based developer and operator of LNG gas terminals.
Previously, Mr Carvalho founded and ran General des Eaux, a Portugal-based water processing and supply company serving 25,000 households as well as having experience in waste recycling, carbon credit and biodiesel trading.