Rob Shepherd Chairman

CEO of Rialto Energy Limited, a publicly listed company with interests in the Ivory Coast and Australia. Previously, he was Finance Director of Dominion Petroleum, acquired in February 2012 by Ophir Energy Plc for around US$220m, and a Non-Executive Director at Imperial Energy Corporation, a FTSE 250 oil company, between June 2007 and December 2008. He began his career as a mechanical engineer for Royal Dutch Shell Plc he subsequently spent 11 years as a banker with ABN Amro. He holds an MBA from Insead and is on the board of numerous charitable initiatives.