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. Since 2012 David has been a Senior Vice President with Azimuth Limited, and is a founding shareholder of VTX, which is an oil and gas production company with assets in Indiana and Illinois formed after the sale of VistaTex. He is currently a Non-Executive director of Petrosibir AB a Swedish company with oil and gas interests in Russia. During 2011-2012, David served as a Deputy Board Chairman and Head of Upstream for Ukrnafta. David was one of the founding shareholders of VistaTex, a gas producing company with assets onshore US, recently acquired by Dome Energy. David holds a BSc honours degree in Earth Sciences from Kingston Polytechnic University, an MSc degree in Exploration Geophysics from Leeds University, and a postgraduate diploma in business administration from Herriott Watt University.