Directors


David Golder

David Golder

Independent Non-Executive Chairman, Age 68

Mr. Golder has been Non-Executive Chairman of the Company since 2005. He is also Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. He has over 38 years experience in the petroleum industry.


Dennis Francis

Dennis Francis

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Age 67

Mr. Francis has been Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of the Company since its formation in 2005. He has over 37 years experience in the petroleum industry and was with Marathon for 30 years.


Thomas Hickey

Thomas Hickey

Independent Non-Executive Director, Age 48

Mr. Hickey has been a Non-Executive Director of the Company since 2005. He is Chairman of the Nominations Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee. Mr Hickey was Chief Financial Officer and a director of Tullow Oil plc from 2000-08.


Maxim Korobov

Non-Executive Director, Age 58

Mr. Korobov was appointed a Non-Executive Director of the Company on 24 April 2016. He is a Russian businessman with over 20 years of experience in the oil & gas sector and the ultimate beneficial owner of Natlata Partners Limited, a significant shareholder of PetroNeft.

Anthony Sacca

Independent Non-Executive Director, Age 44

Mr. Sacca was appointed a Non-Executive Director of the Company on 24 April 2016. He is a member of the Audit Committee. He is principal of Karri Tree executive coaching. Anthony was previously the Chief Financial Officer of Rolf Group of Companies, one of Russia’s largest independent automotive distributor/retailers. 

David Sturt

Independent Non-Executive Director, Age 54

Mr. Sturt was appointed a Non-Executive Director of the Company on 24 April 2016. He is a member of the Remuneration Committee. David has over 29 years of international experience in the oil and gas industry gained working on projects in Europe, CIS, Africa and SE Asia.