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).

Pade Durotoye
Non-Executive Director

Pade Durotoye is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of West Titan Energy. He has over 32 years of management experience across the value chain of the oil and gas Industry internationally.

He began his career with Schlumberger Oilfield Services where he worked in various Management capacities in Field Operations, Operations Management, Line (Country) Management, Human Resources Management and Business Development for close to 20 years in 8 countries in Africa, Europe and Asia.

He served as the MD/CEO of Ocean and Oil Holdings Group, a principal investment and advisory services group, where advised on and in some cases led the company's Management and Technical Services advisory contract with Oando. He was a core member of Oando's Group Leadership Council and a key part of the company's Upstream Diversification Strategy & Execution Team that acquired oilfield assets and drilling rigs.

Pade served as Managing Director/CEO of Oando Energy Resources (OER), a position he held for over 8 years. In his capacity as MD/CEO, he led the team that delivered on the acquisition of the Nigerian upstream oil and gas business of ConocoPhillips in 2014, making OER Nigeria's leading Indigenous Independent Oil Company by production with over 40,000boepd of oil and gas and 16 participating Licenses in Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea. He proceeded to join Nigerdock FZE as Managing Director/CEO, where he served for a year to strategically direct the organization.

Pade has a deep knowledge of the oil and gas sector and is passionate about resolving value traps in in the industry. He holds a BSc. Electronics and Engineering from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) and is a member of several professional bodies and associations which include the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Nigeria Society of Engineers, and the Institute of Directors.

Dr. Adeoye Adefulu
Non-Executive Director

Dr. Adeoye Adefulu is a Nigerian qualified lawyer with 23 years' experience in private practice. He holds a PhD in Natural Resources Law from the University of Dundee and specialises in advising on oil, gas and power matters. Dr. Adefulu is widely regarded as an expert on the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA), having advised the public and private sector on the petroleum reforms, including being a member of the Nigerian National Assembly's Technical Committee on Petroleum Industry Reforms up until the passage of the PIA. He is the Managing Partner and Head of the Energy Practice at Odujinrin & Adefulu, a leading law firm in Nigeria.

Dr. Adefulu is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and is the Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association's Section on Business Law.