Egdon Resources plc Board of Directors

Mark Abbott – Managing Director

Mark is a founding Director of Egdon Resources plc. He worked for the British Geological Survey from 1985 to 1992, British Gas Exploration and Production Limited from 1992 to 1996 and Anadarko Algeria Corporation from 1996 to 1997. He is a council member of UKOOG and a trustee of the UK Onshore Geophysical library. He is also a Director of MA Exploration Services Limited and Bishopswood Pavilion Limited. Mark is an experienced geophysicist and project manager with in-depth knowledge of the Company’s assets. He has significant experience in all aspects of running an AIM listed oil and gas business.


Philip Stephens – Non-Executive Chairman

Philip retired from the City in 2002 after nearly 40 years working in UK Corporate Finance for various financial institutions including Lazards, Chase Manhattan and UBS where he was head of UK Corporate Finance. Since 2002 Philip has served on the boards of many companies as a Non-executive Director mostly as Chairman and brings significant corporate governance and corporate finance skills and experience to the Board.


Martin Durham – Technical Director

Martin graduated from the University of Wales in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology and also holds a Master of Science Degree in Petroleum Geology from Imperial College, London University (1982). Martin has significant industry experience gained through companies including the Louisiana Land and Exploration Inc, LASMO Plc, Eni and Northern Petroleum Plc. During this time he has held senior technical and management roles for exploration and field development projects. Martin was a founding director of Union Jack Oil Plc a position he held until his appointment to Egdon in September 2014. Martin is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London and in 2012 he was awarded Honorary Life Membership of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB). Martin is a past President of the PESGB (2019).

Walter Roberts– Non-Executive Director and Company Secretary

Walter is a highly experienced oil and gas lawyer with an engineering background. He qualified as a solicitor with Simmons & Simmons before joining Phillips Petroleum in 1980. In 1986 he set up the legal department for Lasmo in Australia and later became the principal UK joint venture negotiator for Talisman. He is an Executive Director of Pinnacle Energy Limited. Walter provides a wealth of knowledge and experience in both company law and the legal and commercial aspects of the oil and gas business.


Ken Ratcliff – Non-Executive Director

Ken is a chartered accountant. Ken was Non-executive Chairman of Infrastrata plc and has previously held senior management positions with GDC UK Limited, Ensign Geophysics Limited, Seismic Geocode Limited, Tenneco Corporation and Merlin Geophysical Limited. Ken is a long-serving Justice of the Peace and Tier 1 judge in the Family Court as well as currently serving as a Director and Trustee of the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice. Ken’s extensive business and finance experience and knowledge provides oversight of the accounting and financial functions of the business.


Tim Davies – Non-Executive Director

Tim has extensive knowledge in respect of both the technical and commercial aspects of the oil and gas sector having helped shape Premiers North Sea exploration strategy and evolution through significant organic and inorganic growth. A qualified NED, with over 24 years of experience in the oil and gas business as a geoscientist and manager. Tim is currently Group Exploration Manager for Premier Oil, responsible for new ventures and delivery from the captured exploration portfolio including Brazil, Mexico and the UK. At Premier Tim has been closely involved with the Zama and Catcher discoveries. Previously he was Premier’s Exploration Portfolio Manager and North West Europe Exploration Manager responsible for Norway and UK exploration during a period that saw several significant acquisitions. Prior to Premier Tim held new venture exploration roles with Conoco and Hess.

Senior management

 James Elston – Commercial and Business Development Director

James has 28 years’ experience in Industry, Banking and Consulting. Former CEO of TSX-V listed Realm Energy International Co. 2009/10 driving the company’s acquisition of a significant acreage position for shale gas and tight oil in Europe following in depth basin by basin technical review and ranking. Spent initial 5 years working onshore E & P as an engineer at NAM bv in The Netherlands.

Martin Brooks – HSE and Production Manager

Martin worked in various industries in the implementation and management of specific Production, Health, Safety and Environmental mechanisms and ensuring compliance with ISO14001, prior to joining Egdon in 2007. He now has over 13 years’ experience of managing onshore oil and gas production activities including commissioning the Kirkleatham gas field development. He oversees Egdon’s Planning and Environmental Permitting for the company’s UK onshore drilling activities and is also responsible for developing and implementing the Company’s HSE Management Systems at both corporate and site-specific levels.