Clive Carver has worked in the City since 1986 and focused exclusively on the small cap sector since 1994. He is the Executive Chairman of Roxi Petroleum plc, an AIM listed oil and gas exploration and production company operating in Kazakhstan, where he served as Non-Executive Chairman from 2006 to May 2012. He is also Non-Executive Chairman of 365 Agile plc and a Non-Executive Director of unlisted Darwin Strategic Limited, a company which funds many AIM listed businesses. Clive is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is a qualified Corporate Treasurer.
Colin Hutchinson is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, he holds a law degree from the University of Dundee and an MBA from Warwick Business School. Colin previously served as the Company’s Finance Director. He has over fifteen years’ international experience gained in commercially orientated finance roles with a mix of technology and energy companies. Prior to joining Ascent, he was Group Financial Controller & Company Secretary at Lochard Energy plc and Co-Founder & Finance Director at Samba Communications Ltd.
Nigel Moore is a Chartered Accountant and was a former partner at Ernst & Young for thirty years until 2003. For the last ten years at Ernst & Young he specialised in the oil and gas sector, advising a wide range of client companies, providing significant input to strategic options, new opportunities and helping to deliver shareholder value. During the last 12 years Nigel has been a member of a number of Boards focused on extractive industries including, until recently, JKX Oil & Gas PLC and Hochschild Mining PLC. In addition to his other duties on Ascent’s Board, he chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Remuneration Committee.
Dr Cameron Davies is an international energy sector specialist and the former Chief Executive of Alkane Energy plc. He has a PhD in Applied Geochemistry from Imperial College, is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London and a member of the European Petroleum Negotiators Group and the PESGB. He has an excellent track record of exploration success and also growing profits in a quoted energy company. His career successes include the discovery of the third largest oilfield in Tunisia. In 1994 he founded Alkane Energy plc and managed the business from original concept, through venture capital funding and an IPO to become a profitable operator of c. 160MW of gas to power generation plants. In Q4 2015 Alkane was acquired by Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Partners and Cameron resigned as a director. Cameron is the chairman of Ascent’s Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.