Interim Chief Executive
James is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has been both finance director and chief executive in listed and private-equity backed businesses. He is currently finance director of KCR Residential REIT plc.
Sarah Cope (Non-executive chair)
Sarah has over 20 years' experience as an investment banker in London, advising small and mid-sized companies at Board level on corporate governance, growth strategy, acquisitions and disposals, capital markets and regulatory compliance. Over the last ten years, she has specialised in the oil and gas sector, assisting listed oil and gas companies to raise finance for their exploration, development and production projects around the world. Her most recent role was with Cantor Fitzgerald Europe, the global investment bank and brokerage business, where she was until very recently Managing Director and Co-Head of Energy. Prior to this, Sarah was Head of Oil & Gas at RFC Ambrian and at finnCap. She has also been Director of Equity Capital Markets at RBC Capital Markets and Director of Corporate Finance at Seymour Pierce.
Phil is a senior energy industry business consultant with over 40 years of commercial, engineering and project management experience in the upstream oil and gas industry. Phil trained as a geologist and petroleum engineer, spending his early career with British Gas and Unocal Corporation. As a management consultant for the last 16 years, he has provided significant value growth to many energy businesses.