Stephen Sanderson, Chairman
A highly-experienced petroleum geologist, oil industry veteran and upstream energy business leader, with over 30 years operating experience, Stephen is a proven oil finder and has been instrumental in the discovery of more than 10 commercial conventional fields, including the giant Norwegian Smorbuk-Midgaard field complex. Stephen held a variety of senior management roles for ARCO (which was acquired by BP in 2000), Wintershall AG (a subsidiary of German chemical giant BASF) and three junior start-ups. He created and ran successful new exploration businesses in Africa, Europe and South America. He has significant technical and commercial expertise in the petroleum systems of Africa, the North Sea, Norway, onshore UK & Europe, South America, the South Atlantic, Middle East, Asia, India, Australia and the USA. He is a graduate and Associate of the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London, a Fellow of the Geological Society of London and a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He served for four years in the British Army and TAVR as a platoon commander, serving in the UK and Berlin.
George has been the Executive Chairman of Alba Mineral Resources plc since March 27, 2014. Mr. Frangeskides serves as an Executive Director at Berwick Capital. He served as a Consultant of Artemis Resources Limited since September 28, 2011. He has a broad range of experience gained from over 20 years in the legal and corporate advisory sectors in London and Sydney. Mr. Frangeskides practiced as a Lawyer, including at international law firms Clifford Chance (London) and Allens Arthur Robinson (Sydney), where he focused on corporate finance, commercial and capital market transactions. He served as the Chairman of Artemis Resources Limited since October 9,2015. He served as Non Executive Chairman of Artemis Resources Limited until October 2015 and served as its Acting Non-Executive Chairman since August 15, 2012. He has been a Non-Executive Director of Horse Hill Developments Ltd. since February 08, 2016. He served as a Non-Executive Director of Artemis Resources Limited since August 15, 2012 until April 3, 2017 and previously served as its Director from January 17, 2011 to September 28, 2011. He served as a Non-Executive Director at European Lithium Limited. He served as an Independent Director of Shoshoni Gold Ltd. from December 28, 2012 to July 11, 2016. Mr. Frangeskides served as a Non-Executive Director of Metal Bank Limited from October 12, 2012 to December 27, 2013.
Grant is a Founding Partner of Newgate Private Equity LLP, an FCA regulated investment and advisory business, operating in London and the UAE. Mr. Roberts has over 18 years of experience in private equity both as an investor and advisor with Newgate, Richmond Park Partners and 3i Plc. He served as an Executive Officer of Newgate Partners LLP. He served as an Investment Professional at 3i Group plc. He has considerable corporate and international expertise, broad experience spanning most industry sectors and undertaken transactions in the UK, Europe, USA, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. He served as Non-Executive Chairman of Octagonal Plc from June 30, 2015 to June 7, 2017. He serves as Director of Horse Hill Developments Ltd. Mr. Roberts served as the Non Executive Chairman of Doriemus plc from April 16, 2016 to June 2016 and served as its Non Executive Director of Doriemus plc (formerly, TEP Exchange Group PLC) since March 25, 2013 until August 2017. He is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Mr. Roberts holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Murdoch University and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment.