Directors
An introduction and biographies for the Board of Directors of Ascent Resources plc. disclosed in accordance with AIM Rule 26.
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James Parsons

Executive Chairman

In addition to his role as Executive Chairman at Ascent Resources plc, James is currently Executive Chairman of Corcel 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.

James Parsons

Andrew Dennan

Chief Executive Officer

Andrew has a wealth of corporate finance, merger, asset funding and corporate transaction experience on AIM. He was formerly Chief Financial Officer of Coro Energy Plc where he retains the position of Non-Executive Director and he is also a Non-Executive Director of Nu-Oil and Gas Plc.

Ewen Ainsworth

Non-Executive Director

Ewen is an experienced AIM company director. He is currently a non -executive director of Corcel 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.

Ewen is the chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Ewen Ainsworth

Stephen Birrell

Non-Executive Director

Stephen is a, Spanish speaking, geoscientist who has worked in the upstream oil and gas industry for over 35 years with a deep focus on Central Eastern Europe. He has operated across multiple jurisdictions including the Caribbean and CEE with Britoil, BP and Elf. He is currently a Director of Ossian Energy Ltd and the President of ROPEPCA, the upstream oil and gas operator association of Romania. Stephen has a BSc Honours in Applied Geology.

Stephen is chairman of the Remuneration Committee and the Technical/HSE Committee.

Malcolm Graham-Wood

Non-Executive Director

Malcolm has over 40 years’ experience in the energy business and is a well known corporate broker and market commentator to both private and institutional audiences. Malcolm is a Founding Partner of HydroCarbon Capital which provides independent advisory services to the oil & gas sector and is also a Director of the Maven Income and Growth VCT 4 PLC, a venture capital trust listed on the premium sector of the London Stock Exchange where he chairs the risk committee.

Malcolm is a member of the Audit Committee.