Board of Directors

 

John van der Welle Non-Executive Chairman

Mr van der Welle has 30 years oil industry experience, having previously qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen in 1981.  He is also a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and the Institute of Taxation.

After 11 years at Enterprise Oil where he was Business Development Manager and subsequently Group Treasurer, Mr van der Welle was Finance Director of a number of UK listed E&P companies, including Premier Oil in 1999-2005.  He was Managing Director, Head of Oil & Gas, at the Royal Bank of Scotland in 2007-2008, and since 2010 he has been non-executive director of a number of listed and private E&P companies, including current directorships with AIM listed Hurricane Energy plc and Lekoil Limited.

Mr van der Welle was appointed a non-executive Chairman of Global in February 2014.

Peter Hill Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

MA Law (Oxon)

Mr Hill has extensive experience in the energy sector as a senior executive with a significant worldwide track record worldwide in high-level M&A and business development roles, primarily in the oil industry. Most recently Mr Hill was the Global Head of Corporate M&A for Statoil ASA, where he was responsible for several large transactions.  He was a key member of the team responsible for Statoil’s merger with Norsk Hydro Oil & Gas in December 2006 and led the acquisition of EnCana’s Gulf of Mexico deep water assets in 2005. Prior to agreeing to join Global, Mr Hill was responsible for supervising the execution of the IPO of Statoil’s Energy & Retail division.

Previously Mr Hill set up the international business of Waterous & Co in the UK as Managing Director, and before that worked for Enterprise Oil plc for many years, latterly as Head of International   New Ventures.  Mr Hill started in the energy industry with Total Oil Marine and is a UK qualified Solicitor, having commenced his career with Clifford Chance.  He holds an MA in Law from Oxford University.

Mr Hill was appointed a Director of Global in September 2011

Peter Blakey Non-Executive Director

BSc CEng

Mr Blakey is the Joint Chairman of TM Services Ltd, an international oil and gas consulting company. In 1991, he was a founding member and Director of TM Oil Production Ltd, which became Dana Petroleum Plc. This company was subsequently purchased by KNOC in October 2010 for £1.87bn. He was also a founding member and a Director of Consort Resources Ltd, which became a significant North Sea gas production company, and of Planet Oil which was merged with Hardman Resources in 1998. Mr Blakey was appointed as a Director of the Company in October 2001.

Peter Taylor Non-Executive Director

BSc CEng

Mr Taylor is the Joint Chairman of TM Services Ltd, an international oil and gas consulting company. In 1991, he was a founding member and Director of TM Oil Production Ltd, which became Dana Petroleum Plc. This company was subsequently purchased by KNOC in October 2010 for £1.87bn. He was also a founding member and a Director of Consort Resources Ltd, which became a significant North Sea gas production company, and of Planet Oil which was merged with Hardman Resources in 1998. Mr Taylor was appointed as a Director of the Company in October 2001.

Damien Cronin Non-Executive Director / Company Secretary

MQLS, MAICD

Mr Cronin is a solicitor who has over 25 years’ experience in the oil and gas, and resources sectors. He has held senior legal and commercial roles with Rio Tinto, Shell, Duke Energy and Incitec Pivot.  He previously served as Company Secretary to a number of public companies in the oil and gas sector, including Sunshine Gas Limited and Blue Energy Limited and as Secretary to the Operating Committee of a number of mining joint ventures, including that for the Sonoma Coal Mine.

Mr Cronin was appointed as a director of the Company on 31 December 2011.

Mr Andrew Draffin Independent Non-Executive Director (from 10 June 2016)

Mr Draffin is a chartered accountant with over 17 years’ experience in financial reporting, treasury management and corporate advisory services. He currently provides services as a Director, Company Secretary and CFO to ASX listed, OTCQX listed and private companies operating in renewable energy, exploration and mining and the investment sectors.

Mr Draffin is a director of EnviroMission Ltd and Gladiator Resources Ltd.

Announcements

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2017-01-24

Quarterly Report - December 2016

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2017-01-09

Change of Adviser

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2016-11-09

Results of AGM

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2016-10-31

September 2016 Quarterly Report

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