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.
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.
Leonardo has joined the executive team as Technical Director, leading the Company’s technical work across both Cuba and Slovenia. Leonardo has over 35 years of international experience and until recently was the Managing Director of Coro Energy plc’s Italian business, where he continues to work on a part time basis. Prior to that he held Managing Director positions in Sound Energy and Dana Gas Egypt. With a strong focus on upstream operations as well business development, Leonardo previously led business development and exploration/asset teams in Centurion and Eni across MENA, Asia and Europe.
He holds a degree in Geology and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Leonardo is a member of the Technical/HSE Committee.