Pat Plunkett was appointed Non-Executive Chairman of the Company in October 2016. He was previously Non-Executive Chairman of Tullow Oil Plc from 2000 to 2011 during which time Tullow grew from a small cap Oil & Gas plc to become Africa's leading independent oil company and a constituent of the UK's FTSE100. He is currently Executive Chairman of T5 Oil and Gas Ltd, a private company he founded in 2013 and which is focused on acquiring oil and gas assets in Africa and the Middle East. Pat has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services sector. He was a founding partner of the Riada & Co stockbroking and corporate finance businesses and following their acquisition by ABN AMRO NV, he continued to manage these businesses until 1998. He is a former director of the Irish Stock Exchange.
Alan has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Strathclyde University and is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.
Following 10 years downstream oil refining experience with Exxon/Mobil, Alan transferred to the upstream with Exxon and trained in reservoir engineering in the North Sea and Gulf of Mexico. Alan moved into the independent O&G sector working in international operations for LASMO in Pakistan and Venezuela. Following the sale of LASMO, Alan joined Cairn Energy as Country Manager for India. During his tenure, Cairn discovered the Mangala Field in Rajasthan, a waxy oil field and the largest oil discovery in the world in 2004. The field shares many characteristics with Providence Resources Barryroe Oil and Gas Field, offshore Cork. On leaving Cairn Energy, Alan continued working internationally in a number of roles with independent oil and gas companies, including Tullow. Alan joined Roc Oil in 2008 and was appointed CEO in 2010. Following a business restructure which included the successful expansion of the business into field developments in Malaysia and China and reduced exposure to exploration, ROC Oil was sold a Chinese investor 2014. Alan joined Afren as CEO in 2014 working with shareholders and investors to restructure business funding. Following the administration of the business Alan remained in place with a small team working to maximise recovery for investors. Alan joined Third Energy Onshore in 2017 as COO then CEO. Following the sale of the business in July 2019 Alan remained with the business to support a stable transition to the new owners. Alan left Third Energy in December 2019.
Angus McCoss joined the board as a non-executive director in June 2017. Angus holds a PhD in Structural Geology and is a member of the Advisory Board of the industry-backed Energy and Geoscience Institute of the University of Utah. Angus is the Exploration Director and main Board Director of Tullow Oil plc, a leading independent oil & gas, exploration and production group, quoted on the London, Irish and Ghanaian stock exchanges. Angus joined Tullow in 2006 following 21 years of wide-ranging exploration experience, working primarily with Shell in Africa, Europe, China, South America and the Middle East. Angus held a number of senior positions at Shell, including Regional Vice President of Exploration for the Americas and General Manager of Exploration in Nigeria.