Board of Directors
B App Sc, (Geology), GAICD
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 Wessel is a geologist with 45 years’ experience in all of the world’s major oil and gas regions. Mr Wessel founded and built Star Energy, the UK onshore operator of 25 oil and gas fields, through to its listing on AIM in 2004 and its sale to Petronas in 2008. During its evolution, Star Energy grew rapidly through acquisitions and diversification, culminating in it becoming a major gas storage developer and operator. Throughout his career, Mr Wessel has founded and managed a drilling services company and has developed and patented several key oilfied technologies. He has extensive experience in both project and corporate management.
Mr Wessel was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in June 2021.
Joining Oilex in June 2016, Mr Bolton has worked as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for a number of international resource companies since 2003. Prior to that he worked with Ernst & Young as an Executive Director in Corporate Finance. In addition to his strengths in the commercial management and financing of resource projects internationally, Mr Bolton has extensive experience in capital and equity markets in a number of jurisdictions including TSX, ASX and AIM. In April 2020 Mr Bolton was appointed as an Executive Director 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.