Board of Directors

Robert McBean, Executive Chairman

Robert McBean, Executive Chairman

Mr. McBean is a mechanical engineer with over 40 years’ experience in the upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas industries. He is an accomplished energy project developer and both a private and public company senior executive and director. His past accomplishments include: originating, developing, and serving as the first Managing Director of Qatar Fuel Additives Company, a world-scale methanol and methyl tertiary butyl ether petrochemicals facility in Qatar; originating, developing, and then serving as the first Managing Director of Dubai Natural Gas Company (‘‘DUGAS’’), an associated gas LPG processing facility in Dubai; and co-founding Scarboro Resources with interests and operations in Italy, Libya, Abu Dhabi, Indonesia, France, Pakistan and Canada.

Robert is a member of the Governance and Nomination Committee and the Reserves Committee.

John Bentley, Deputy Chairman

John Bentley, Deputy Chairman

Mr. Bentley has over 40 years of experience in international natural resource corporations at both the executive management and board level. He has a degree in Metallurgy from Brunel University. Mr. Bentley has had a specific focus in the upstream oil and gas industry in Africa having been instrumental in the formation of Energy Africa Ltd where he was CEO during the period 1996 through 2000. Prior to this, he held a number of senior positions in the Gencor Group. He is currently non-executive chairman of Faroe Petroleum plc and non-executive director of Africa Energy Corp.

John is a member of the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee, the Governance and Nomination Committee and Reserves Committee.

Cameron Barton, Non-Executive Director

Cameron Barton, Non-Executive Director

Mr. Barton has over 35 years of finance and accounting experience and has held senior financial executive positions for multinational corporations within the energy industry.  Mr. Barton is currently an independent financial consultant having resigned from his former role as Chief Financial Officer of Sanjel Corporation, Canada’s largest independently owned international oil and gas pumping services company having served for a period of five years.  Before joining Sanjel, Mr. Barton served as President, CEO and CFO of Artumas Group Limited (now Wentworth).  Mr.  Barton’s other energy experience includes serving as; Vice President and General Manager (and Vice President of Finance) for Direct Energy Marketing Limited (owned by Centrica plc in the UK), Vice President Business Development for AltaLink L.P (owned by Berkshire Hathaway Energy in the USA), a senior international financial manager with TransAlta Corporation and a private business specialist with KPMG.  Mr. Barton is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree from the University of Lethbridge.

Cameron is a member of the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Governance and Nomination Committee.

Neil Kelly, Non-Executive

Neil Kelly, Non-Executive Director

Mr. Kelly is a 40+ year veteran of the upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas industries. He held managerial positions responsible for the operation of both major offshore (Norway) and onshore oil and gas facilities (Nigeria and Indonesia). Prior to his retirement from ExxonMobil he was Managing Director of Ras Laffan LNG Company (RasGas) in the State of Qatar. In this role he oversaw the development of the company and the construction of the LNG plant, and the offshore gas production facilities to provide feedstock to the plant. This multi-billion US dollar project was started up ahead of schedule and on budget. Mr. Kelly also served as a Director of PT Arun LNG Company in Indonesia for three years during a six year assignment in Indonesia, which also saw him direct the production from the giant Arun gas field. Mr. Kelly is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia, Canada and has both BSc and MSc degrees in Mechanical Engineering.

Neil is a member of the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Reserves Committee.

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