Chief Executive Officer
Harry Wilson received a BSc in Physics from Manchester University in 1973. Following graduation, he spent 17 years in various roles at British Petroleum (BP), and attended the Executive Programme at the INSEAD Business School in France in 1985. Harry has over 35 years business experience, initially in the oil industry but successively in a wide range of business sectors. He has been founder, CEO and Chairman of a number of independent oil companies and led public listings for five companies including Dragon Oil Plc and Eland Oil & Gas Plc. He has been an executive and non executive director of listed companies in the UK and abroad and has built up an extensive range of London and international contacts in the investment, broking and advisory communities.
Vice President, Business Development
Mr. Robinson has been a founder and financier of numerous start-up international oil & gas companies during the past 25 years, including junior E&P Arakis Energy, of Canada, 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. In addition to the Sudan, Mr. Robinson has been involved in projects in Colombia, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Tunisia, Egypt, Indonesia, the US, and Canada, and has been responsible for raising over $250 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, in Canada.
Chief Financial Officer
Mark Gelmon obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of British Columbia and subsequently attained his chartered accountant designation in 1995 and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of B.C. Mr. Gelmon has provided his expertise to several TSX Venture Exchange listed companies in the capacity of director, chief financial officer and consultant. His background as a CPA, CA, provides the Company with the necessary skills required for financial management, reporting operating results to the Board of Directors, liaison with financial institutions, and compliance with today’s complex regulatory reporting requirements.
Marion McGrath has been actively engaged in the securities industry for over 30 years. She has served as a director and officer of numerous public companies in a corporate administrative capacity. Ms. McGrath is the owner of iO Corporate Services Ltd., which company provides corporate and accounting services to various publicly-traded Canadian companies. Prior to organizing iO Corporate, Ms. McGrath was a senior paralegal with a Vancouver-based securities law firm.