The Board of Directors


DAVID MONTAGU-SMITH

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Rathlin Energy (UK) Ltd.

David Montagu-Smith is a UK citizen, resident in Great Britain. He has over 45 years’ experience in the international petroleum industry. His career includes 10 years with Total, managing government and joint venture relations in the Middle East, 4 years with the British National Oil Corporation, setting up an international business and 3 years with Grindlays Bank, creating an energy banking department. Since 1986 David has led his own company, Montagu-Smith & Company Ltd, in the development of large scale energy projects and the negotiation of contracts and concession agreements, with a specific interest in the development of natural gas markets and power generation.

JOHN HODGINS

CEO, Connaught Oil & Gas Ltd.
Director, Rathlin Energy (UK) Ltd.

John Hodgins is a Canadian citizen, resident in Calgary Alberta. He is a senior executive with extensive exploration and operating experience in growing and repositioning oil and gas companies, both domestically and internationally. As CEO of Connaught he, in conjunction with the Board of Directors and executive, is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the Company. John has over 39 years of experience working in Western Canada, the Mackenzie Delta, the Scotian Shelf, the northern Rockies and midcontinent of the US, the North Sea, East Irish Sea, Celtic Sea, Northern Ireland, England, South Australia and Southwest China. Prior to Connaught he held positions with Coronado Energy Corp., Rigel Oil & Gas Ltd., Total Canada, Morgan Hydrocarbons, North Canadian Oils, Voyager Oil and Gas, Hudson’s Bay Oil and Gas, and Saskoil Corp.

Paul McGarvey

Director, Rathlin Energy (UK) Ltd.

Mr McGarvey has over 35 years experience in the Energy sector as both an analyst and investor. Mr McGarvey has held Senior Management and Directors roles with Research Capital Partners, Newcrest Capital, Griffith’s McBurney and Partners.

Howard Mayson

Director, Rathlin Energy (UK) Ltd.

Mr Mayson is an independent businessman. He has over 35 years of exploration & development experience, mostly with British Petroleum (“BP”), and has held a variety of roles in North America, the Middle East, Australia and the UK. Mr. Mayson is currently a director of Encana Corporation.

Stephen Williams

Director, Rathlin Energy (UK) Ltd.

Mr Williams is the co-CEO of Reabold Resources PLC. He has 13 years’ experience in the energy sector. He joined Guinness Asset Management in April 2016, having previously worked as an investment analyst at M&G between 2010 and 2016, where he focused on energy and resources. Prior to this, Mr Williams worked as an energy investment analyst for Simmons & Company International between 2005 and 2010 and from 2003 to 2005 he worked as an analyst at ExxonMobil.

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