Greg Coleman is an ex BP executive who is CEO of a small cap E & P firm. He spent time as Head of Investor Relations, Group HSE and was the Executive Assistant to John Browne at the time of the BP-Amoco merger.
His practical experience comes from technical management roles in assets in the UK, Norway, Venezuela and Egypt.
Graham Scotton is a business leader with 38+ years of experience in Europe, The Americas, Africa and the former Soviet Union, in leading and inspiring the development and operation of new, growing and renewing energy businesses. A successful track record of executing and delivering; operational and capital programme excellence, growth strategies, including deep water activity, and portfolio management. Adept at working in multi-cultural, multi lingual environments with Executive Management, senior government officials, the supply chain at all levels, and the Front Line.
He was Appointed Honorary Professor of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Manchester in 2014.
Dr. David Bamford is a well known figure in the oil & gas industry, both as an explorer and geophysicist. In 2004 he was recruited as a non-executive director at Tullow Oil plc due to his vast knowledge and expertise in explorations.
He joined the board of Premier Oil in May 2014. He retired from BP plc in 2003, his last four positions consist of: Chief Geophysicist (1990-1995), Business Unit Leader (General Manager) for first West Africa and then Norway (1995-1999) and finally Head of Exploration until 2003.
He has served on the boards of Paras Ltd, a small exploration and IS/IT consulting company in which he held 22% equity, until its sale to RPS Energy in 2008 and Welltec a/s, a Danish well engineering company and as the nominee of the private equity investor Riverside.
From 2012 to 2013 he was on the board of ASX-quoted Australia Oriental Energy as a non-executive director. He was founder of Richmond Energy Partners, a small oil & gas sector, and has served as an adviser to Alliance Bernstein, Opus Executive, the Parkmead Group plc and Kimmeridge Energy LLP.
Since retiring from BP he has undertaken asset and company valuation projects for investment banks, hedge funds and small oil companies.
Christopher was formerly business development manager and strategic project manager with Reef Subsea, an offshore construction and survey company. He was the commercial manager for Reef Subsea for the company's part in the Fife, Fergus, Flora and Angus (FFFA) decommissioning projects. He is an experienced chartered engineer and operations manager having worked for the last 12 years in the North Sea and Norwegian Continental Shelf. During his time at Saipem UK Limited he worked on one of the North Seas first major decommissioning project for the Frigg field and MCP-01 in 2007-2008, requiring the removal of four steel jacket structures and six topside platforms. He is currently consulting in the offshore energy space, of which decommissioning is playing an increasingly large part.
Christopher is on the national membership panel of the Energy Institute and the safety committee of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects, as well as several other industry groups.
Professor Brian Smart is a former Head of Petroleum Engineering and Vice-Principal at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. His expertise and works in petroleum and mining rock mechanics have also been published.
He is skilled at designing training and development functions for the industry and has founded institutions in Dubai, Uganda and Malta for the furtherance of learning.