Board members

Tony Hawkins
Interim Executive Chairman

Mr. Hawkins is an English and Australian qualified lawyer of more than twenty years' experience, who has worked in both private practice and corporate roles. He is a senior energy lawyer, asset manager and commercial negotiator, predominately in oil and gas but also in power, LNG and renewables. Previously, Mr. Hawkins was Chief Executive Officer in addition to roles as Legal and M&A Director at Columbus Energy Resources plc as well as owning a consultancy firm.  Mr. Hawkins is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and was previously a member of the legal committee of Oil & Gas UK where he was instrumental in helping to develop the standard DES LNG Master Sale Agreement for the European Federation of Energy Traders.

Thomas Richardson
Non-Executive Director

Mr Richardson has over 20 years of experience across banking and oil & gas. Mr Richardson is currently CEO of Metallon Corporation Limited, a pan African Natural Resources and infrastructure investment company. Prior to joining Metallon, Mr Richardson served as CFO of Nostrum Oil & Gas Plc a UK premium listed company. Prior to joining Nostrum in 2011, Mr Richardson has worked for ING, JP Morgan and NM Rothschild covering investment banking, capital markets and credit.

Mr Richardson has a B.Sc in Economics & Politics from the University of Bristol.

Marco D’Attanasio
Non-Executive Director

Mr D’Attansio is a senior banker and investment manager with over 23 years of experience in banking, finance, technology and oil & gas. He is the Founder and Portfolio Manager for Hadron Capital LLP and Hadron Capital (Cayman) Limited, each company managing numerous Alternative Investment Funds and being FCA and CIMA regulated, respectively. With Hadron Capital LLP he is the winner of multiple performance-based awards. He is the co-founder of Cricklo Ltd, an online community of professionals active in transforming their enterprises into sustainable businesses and a NED with Argo Blockchain plc. Mr D’Attanasio has a degree in physics (“Laurea”) from Pisa University and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Parma University.

Alphonso Tindall
Non-Executive Director

Mr Tindall is a senior U.S. lawyer with over 40 years of experience in banking, finance and project development. He has represented limited partners and governments in a variety of alternative investment funds and provided legal services to clients in the area of project and public finance, both in the U.S. and outside the U.S. He is currently Senior Counsel at Hardwick Law Firm, assisting in the strategy and execution of the management and growth of the largest minority owned law firm in the United States. He has a B.A. degree from St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota and law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut. He is admitted to the Bar in Connecticut and New York and a member of the American Bar Association, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Connecticut Bar Association and National Bar Association. He holds various Board Memberships and has been awarded various accolades including National Association of Securities Professionals Travers Bell Award (2007) and National Association of Securities Professionals, New York Chapter, Wall Street Hall of Fame Honoree (2003).