In addition to his role as Executive Chairman at Ascent Resources plc, James is currently Executive Chairman of Regency Mines Plc, Non-Executive Chairman at Echo Energy Plc and Coro Energy Plc. James has over 20 years’ experience in the fields of strategy, management, finance and corporate development in the energy industry. He started his career with the Royal Dutch Shell Group where he spent 12 years with Shell working in Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Scandinavia, the Netherlands and London. James was previously Chief Executive at Sound Energy Plc for 8 years, is a qualified accountant and has a BA Honours in Business Economics.
John Buggenhagen is an experienced and dynamic geophysicist with 20 years’ working knowledge of the oil and gas industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in geophysics from the University of Arizona, a master’s degree in geophysics from the University of Wyoming, and a Ph.D. in geophysics also from the University of Wyoming. His previous roles include CEO of Palomar Natural Resources, a Polish focussed E&P Company, Director of Exploration for San Leon Energy in London and Exploration Manager Europe for Aspect Energy/Hungarian Horizon.
Ewen is an experienced AIM company director. He is currently a non -executive director of Regency Mines plc and CEO of Discovery Energy Limited, an advisory, consultancy and Investment Company and has worked in a variety of senior and board-level roles in the natural resource sector for over 30 years, most recently as Finance Director for Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. He qualified as a chartered management accountant, before moving into leading commercial roles. He holds a degree in Economics and Geography from Middlesex University, and is a member of the Energy Institute.