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.
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.
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).
Peter Nicholls has over 35 years experience in the oil and gas industry. He was FAR Ltd Exploration Manager responsible for world class Senegal discoveries FAN and Sangomar. He was a founder of clean energy company, EnergyCapture Limited.
Before that he was Exploration and New Ventures Manager for BHP Petroleum. He has participated in numerous discoveries and appraisals in Australia and internationally.
Derek has been a successful Project Director and Senior Project Manager within the Oil and Gas sector for more than 30 years and has a proven track record in delivering high value CAPEX Projects for a number of Operators within the UKCS.
He is a strong leader with a broad overarching technical competence, covering all aspects of field development Projects, in particular subsea tie-backs, where he has been responsible for successfully delivering both single and multi-well Projects, with major greenfield and brownfield scopes.
He has held senior roles for both supermajors and smaller Operators, including CNOOC, Shell & BG Group.
His track record for delivering fast track, complex multi-well subsea tiebacks is unsurpassed in the UKCS, having successfully delivered seven tieback Projects to date.
A consummate and innovative professional with over 40 years’ experience in the upstream oil & gas sector unusually across many disciplines including commercial practice, negotiation and compliance, acquisitions & divestments/business development, project and joint venture and financial management. Various senior staff roles within industry majors, independents and start-ups including Conoco, Enterprise Oil, Paladin Resources, Shell, Stratic Energy, and more recently with Energy Pathways, i3Energy, Dana Petroleum, Zennor and NEO.
Steve Fogarty is a chemical engineer with over twenty five years’ experience as an Engineering Manager and Technical expert across operational sites, green field / brown field projects in Oil & Gas and other chemical sectors.
Steve has held both technical and leadership roles, for numerous Oil and Gas facilities, with extensive experience in commissioning and de-bottlenecking of gas processing facilities.
He is a recognised leader in the industry and has been contributing to numerous industry forums and conferences within Australia and internationally. Steve is also a founding board member of the IChemE Safety Centre, contributing to many of their publications as well as delivering Process Safety and HAZOP / LOPA training.