Thomas Anderson | Chairman

Over 30 years’ experience in leisure, fund management, forestry, oil and gas. Chairman of Circle Oil from 1995-2007. Thomas is a principal investor in Dunraven.

Alex MacDonald | CEO

Over 30 years’ energy sector experience (North Africa, Middle East, UKCS) including with Conoco, Chevron, Atlantic Drilling, Otis Wireline. Alexander led oil and gas corporate finance advisory at Whitman Howard and Libertas. Alexander is also the former CEO of Anglo African Oil & Gas.

John Mc Keon | Founder & Director

Over 30 years’ natural resource investment experience. Founding shareholder of Circle Oil. Chairman of Ardilaun Energy. John was responsible for Dunraven’s acquisition of Circle Oil Tunisia and the Mahdia offshore permit.

Cathal Jones | Director

Experienced accountant and corporate financier.  Formerly PwC and Deloitte (Deloitte Energy and Resources national industry leadership team). Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Brendan McMorrow | CFO

Over 25 years in publicly listed natural resource companies. CFO of Circle Oil from 2005-2015. Fellow, Chartered Association of Certified Accounts.

Mark Henderson | Director

Former oil and gas equity analyst with Deutsche Bank, Dresdner, Commerzbank, Credit Suisse. Former energy sector portfolio manager at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. Mark is currently CFO of Sirius Petroleum.

Adrian Burrows | Chief Geoscientist

Over 40 years’ oil and gas experience. Managed acquisition, processing and interpretation teams; coordinated strategy and operations. Adrian has held senior positions with Amoco, Occidental, ELF, RPS, PGS and Circle Oil.

Bruce Avery | Drilling Manager

Over 30 years’ drilling/management experience (Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia). Senior positions with Shell, BP, Schlumberger, Baker Hughes and Wintershall. Bruce holds an IWCF supervisor-level well control certificate.

James Pope | Strategy & Business Development Advisor

30 years’ oil and gas experience. Former Halliburton geologist/engineer; oil and gas equity and debt finance experience with ABN Amro, Barclays, Tokyo Mitsubishi, Credit Agricole, Matrix, First Rand Bank and GMP.

Ali Chine | Country Manager, Tunisia

Experienced petroleum geologist. Senior manager at ETAP (Tunisian national oil company) for 34 years.

Rowan Pearson | Corporate and Media Affairs Manager

Over 10 years’ natural resource M&A experience, with a focus on emerging markets. Rowan is an Economics graduate of University College Dublin, with a Masters in International Business Studies.