Advisors

A Wise Man Seeks The Counsel of Many

The use of Advisory Boards to extend a company's experience, connections and diversity beyond that formally offered by their managers, executives and non-executive directors is something which we strongly favour. We can assist clients in establishing Advisory Boards tailored to meet their requirements.

 

Practising what we preach, we are ourselves supported by advisors who bring diversity, shared values, industry experience and functional expertise.

David Bamford

Dr. Bamford is widely known in the Oil and Gas sector. Formerly Chief Geophysicist at BP, he was later BP Head of Exploration before joining Tullow Oil and then Premier Oil as a Non-Executive Director. He is the founder of Finding Petroleum, a leading forum held at the Geological Society in London at which key issues facing the exploration sector are regularly debated. As well as undertaking asset and company valuation projects for investment banks and hedge funds, David is a prolific commentator on the Oil and Gas sector and his insightful views invariably generate interest and comment.

Kalaa Mpinga

Kalaa is a leading international businessman with a strong network of international contacts, particularly in Africa. He gained his Master of Science degree in California and worked for Bechtel Corporation in San Francisco. He later served as an executive director of mining giant Anglo American before establishing Mwana Africa in 2003 with the support of investors in Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola and South Africa. From 2002 to 2017 he was Non-Executive Director of leading African company GROUP FIVE Ltd, a diversified international construction and infrastructure group with over 9000 employees and operating experience in 28 countries and which is certified as one of the Top Employers in South Africa. He is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Mafuta Investment Holding Limited.

Battuya Gankhuyag

Battuya is experienced in business development, investor relations, corporate administration, director-level executive search and financial management. Raised in Mongolia, she has a Masters degree in International Business from Hult International Business School in the UK. She has a strong network of professional connections in the mining, energy and manufacturing sectors. Battuya has acted as a trade ambassador in Central Asia as well as working as Corporate Manager for London and Canadian listed lithium development company Bacanora Minerals. She has strong cross-cultural skills and understanding, and is experienced in delivering successful road-show campaigns to international investors. Battuya is the founder of an Investor Relations consultancy and is now working in Investor Relations for a London Main Listed diamond producer. As well as being involved in Mergers and Acquisitions initiatives in the international mining sector, Battuya pursues an acting career with roles in two movies due for release in late 2018.

Robert Waterhouse

A long career in the civil service, public sector and private sector gives Robert unusually broad experience. He studied the History of Science under Professor John Marks and seeks to apply a historian's eye to business issues. Before moving into manufacturing industry at CEO level Robert had worked in telecommunications, been head of operational planning and performance appraisal at the British Post Office and the head of operational policy at Royal Mail. His experience of smaller businesses includes ladies fashion boutiques, mail order, high-performance cars and industrial property. Since 2001 he has focused upon the Oil and Gas sector including oil exploration using satellite technology. He speaks on investment and exploration issues at Finding Petroleum events. His priority today is upon what he sees as the key areas of business success: the selection, development and coaching of managers.

 

 

Graham Lyon

Graham has over 30 years broad international experience in the petroleum industry at senior technical and executive levels in substantial businesses such as Petro-Canada,  Shell and the E.On group of companies. After qualifying in Petroleum Engineer at London's Imperial College he undertook a wide range of technical roles including appraisal, drilling, reservoir engineering, development, production and asset management. Thereafter he moved into Company Leadership, combining General Management, Strategy and Commercial roles with his proven technical skills. Graham has held positions as Chairman, CEO, Executive Director, Non-Executive Director and Advisor in both public,  private and state owned entities. He is Director of industry consultants Soncer Ltd, and nowadays enjoys creating and  developing sustainable and viable International Oil and Gas companies through business development and mentoring individuals and teams. Graham couples his strong technical background with entrepreneurial flair in an international setting and is a keen supporter to young businesses within and without the energy sector.

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