Board of Directors
JONATHAN (JOE) SALOMON
B App Sc, (Geology), GAICD
Mr Salomon has a Bachelor degree in Applied Science and is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia, South East Asian Petroleum Exploration Society and has over 32 years’ experience working for upstream energy companies. Mr Salomon has worked for a number of oil & gas companies in various senior positions including General Manager Exploration and New Ventures at Murphy Oil Corporation and Global Head of Geoscience at RISC PL, in addition to a number of executive director roles including Strategic Energy Resources, Norwest Energy and Nido Petroleum. At several times in his career, Mr Salomon has acted as an independent consultant for various oil & gas companies, including New Standard Energy and Pacrim Energy. Joe first worked on Indian projects in 1994 while at Ampolex and since that time has maintained connection with the Indian industry, at various times bidding in India’s exploration and field development rounds and working with Indian companies as joint venture partners, both in India and internationally.
Mr Salomon was appointed as a Director in November 2015 and become Managing Director in March 2016.
In April 2020 Mr Salomon was appointed as Interim Chairman of the Company.
Mr Haywood has over 15 years’ international experience in delivering value for his investment network through a blended skill-set of corporate and operational experience, including six years in the Middle East, building early stage and growth projects. More recently, Mr Haywood has held senior management positions with UK and Australian public companies in the natural resource and energy sectors including O&G exploration and development in UK, EU and Central Asia. Mr Haywood’s expertise stretch across a broad UK and Australian public market, with a cross-functional skill set with diverse experience and capability encompassing research, strategy, implementation, capital and transactional management. Mr Haywood is currently Executive Director of Block Energy Plc and resource focussed UK advisory firm, Plutus Strategies Ltd.
Mr Haywood was appointed as a director in May 2017.
Mr Schwarz was appointed as a director in September 2019.