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.
Tony O’Reilly has been Chief Executive of Providence Resources P.l.c. since 2005, having founded the Company in 1997 and he has served as a Director since its incorporation. He has previously worked in mergers and acquisitions at Dillon Read and in corporate finance at Coopers and Lybrand, advising natural resource companies. He served as Chairman of Arcon International Resources P.l.c. (having been Chief Executive from 1996 to 2000) until April 2005 when Arcon merged with Lundin Mining Corporation.
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.