Board of Directors
Paulo G. Amoruso
Mr. Amoruso has over 20 years of experience serving companies in the upstream oil and gas sector, successfully executing a variety of domestic and international transactional and joint venture operations as well as advising on public and private equity offerings. Mr. Amoruso began his career with Shell Oil Company as a Tax Attorney, served as Assistant General Counsel to the International Division of Devon Energy Corporation and as Vice President of Legal and Commercial Affairs and as Corporate Secretary of Hyperdynamics Corporation. Currently, he is a partner in the law firm of McGowen & Fowler PLLC providing legal and commercial advice to businesses in various stages of development. Mr. Amoruso earned a Masters in Taxation from New York University School of Law, a Juris Doctorate, Master in Business Administration and Bachelors in Economics from the University of Houston. Mr Amoruso Chairs the Audit Committee and sits on the Remuneration Committee.
Mr Wood has 20 years in senior financial and management positions in both publicly listed and private enterprises in Australia, Europe and Africa. Mr. Wood has considerable corporate finance experience with a focus in technology, mining and oil & gas sectors. He is currently Executive Chairman of AIM-quoted Two Shields Investment plc, a listed Investment Company. He is also a founding director of Helium One Ltd, an exploration specialist explorer focused on delineating and developing globally significant helium assets in Tanzania.
Mr McGraw has provided professional services to a number of companies, including AdTec, American Rice, Blockbuster Video, Chuck E. Cheese, Dryper, DataVon, International Recovery, Republic Industries, and Swift Energy. He has held various positions in a wide range of sectors throughout his 25-year career, including founder, CEO, and president. His background includes start-up and corporate development at all levels including involvement in number of public offerings. Mr McGraw is currently Chairman of Blue Arch Resources, Inc. and formerly served as director and president for Nova Biosource Fuels, Inc. Mr McGraw sits on the Audit Committee.
Mrs Cope has over 20 years' experience as an investment banker in London, advising small and mid-sized companies at Board level on corporate governance, strategy, acquisitions and disposals, capital markets and regulatory compliance. Previously she has advised AIM listed companies in the Oil and Gas sector as both Nominated Advisor and Broker, assisting publicly traded companies to raise finance for their exploration, development and production projects around the world. Accordingly, she has an expert understanding of AIM regulations and compliance. In her role at Cantor Fitzgerald Europe Mrs. Cope successfully developed and co-led its Oil and Gas franchise, and she similarly specialised in the sector at previous roles held at RFC Ambrian, finnCap Limited and RBC Capital Markets. Mrs Cope is Chair of the Remuneration Committee and sits on the Audit Committee.