Interim Chief Executive Officer

David has been a founder, senior manager, and financier of numerous start-up international oil & gas companies during the past 25 years, including junior E&P Arakis Energy, which developed major oil & gas concessions in the Sudan, and was acquired by Talisman Energy in 1998.  He is currently a founder and director of privately-held and Calgary-based Radcan Energy Services, and was the founding CEO of Forum Energy PLC, which was floated on AIM in 2005, and is focused on the Philippines. Subsequent to this, he was CEO of Tunisia and then Colombia-focused Benchmark Energy Corp. on the TSX Venture Exchange.  David has been involved in projects in Colombia, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Tunisia, Egypt, Indonesia, Turkmenistan, the Sudan, Papua New Guinea, Oman, the US, and Canada, and has been responsible for raising over $300 million for the companies that he has worked with.  He has a Bachelor of Sciences in Geology from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from Queen’s University.  David was previously acting as VP Business Development for Horizon.