Nick Walker (Chairman of the Board)
Mr. Walker is presently the Chief Operating Officer of Africa Oil Corp. and has 27 years of industry experience including 17 years with Talisman Energy Inc. where he served as Executive Vice-President of International Operations West as well as country manager positions in the UK and Malaysia/Vietnam. He started his career as a petroleum engineer with BP plc. and also worked in senior management positions at Bow Valley Energy Inc. His education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining Engineering from Imperial College in London, a Master of Science Degree in Computing Science from University College in London and an MBA from City University Business School, also in London.
Marlowe Allison (Director and Audit Chair)
Mr. Allison brings over 20 years of experience in the petroleum sector along with a strong financial track record. He was previously VP and Treasurer at Canadian Pacific Railway where he has been responsible for several key transactions including international financing re-structuring, banking syndication and debt issuances. Prior to that, he held several senior positions with both Suncor Energy from 1997 to 2009, the most recent being Vice President and Treasurer, and Imperial Oil 1988 to 1997. While at Suncor, Mr. Allison supported the company's growth strategy through the issuance of several financings, completion of a multi- billion dollar banking syndicate and led the treasury and tax integration for the Petro-Canada merger. Mr. Allison holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Saskatchewan and is a Chartered Accountant. He is familiar with Corporate Governance requirements and leading practices.
Eric Boehnke (Director)
Mr. Boehnke is the President and a director of Terrace Energy Corp. a TSXV listed oil and gas exploration and production company with projects in the United States. Formerly, Mr. Boehnke was the President and a director of Big Sky Management Ltd., a private company principally involved with providing corporate finance services to private and public companies. Mr. Boehnke has been an officer and director of a number of public companies, including Petra Petroleum Inc. (TSXV: PTL), a company focused on finding and developing international oil and gas opportunities.
Adam Kniec (CFO and Secretary)
Mr. Kniec has been a Canadian Chartered Accountant since 2002, as well as a United States Certified Public Accountant since 2003. He is the founder of ArkOrion Enterprises Inc., which provides accounting and financial reporting services to Canadian and US publicly traded companies. He is presently the Chief Financial Officer of Petro Vista Energy Corp. (a TSXV listed oil and gas exploration & development company since January 2008); Otterburn Resources Corp. (a TSXV listed company; since May 2010); Prosperity Goldfields Corp. (a TSXV listed company; since November 2010); and Great Northern Gold Exploration Corporation (a TSXV listed company, since October 2012). He was formerly Chief Financial Officer of Nortec Ventures Corp. (TSXV); Frontier Pacific Mining Corporation (TSXV); Crosshair Exploration & Mining Corp. (TSX and NYSE) and China Health Labs & Diagnostics Ltd. (TSXV). Mr. Kniec was previously a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Anthony Lucas (Exploration Manager)
Mr. Lucas has over 35 years' of international oil and gas experience, holding technical and management positions in exploration, geophysics, geology and HSE. He has worked with Shell Algeria, Tullow, Amoco, Maersk, SRAK, EniRepSa, Cadogan Petroleum PLC, and Regal Petroleum Corporation, working on projects in the Middle East, Africa the FSU and other areas. Mr. Lucas received a BSc in Geology from Manchester (1977) and an MBA in Project Management (1994). He is a member of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain and the UK Institute of Directors.
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