Aonghus Joseph O’Carroll, Irish aged 53, is our Independent Non-Executive Director. He was appointed to the Board on 1 July 2013 and he serves as the Chairman of the Risk Management Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee and Audit Committee. He won a scholarship from the National Science Foundation to attend and obtain a Master of Science degree and Diploma in Petroleum Geology from Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, UK in 1984. He also graduated with a B.A (Mod) Hons, Natural Science, Geology from Trinity College Dublin in 1983.
He has 29 years of international geoscience experience with oil companies and major service companies in Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. He has extensive experience in integrated service delivery across the exploration and production spectrum. He was the Global Account Manager with Roxar Ltd for BP, Shell and Total S.A. accounts focusing on cycle time reduction and technology delivery in modern software infrastructures.
He was the Managing Director of Knowledge Reservoir (UK) Ltd. (“Knowledge Reservoir”), from June 2006 to July 2013, an upstream exploration and production consulting firm which provides support in reservoir management and surface systems for oil and gas industry globally. He was responsible for Knowledge Reservoir group’s activities in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific. He has been involved in evaluating E&P assets, Reserves assessment/ auditing, flow assurance reviews, and reservoir management studies for E&P clients.
Aonghus Joseph O’Carroll has attended all Board Meetings held during the financial year. He has no conflict of interest with the Company and does not have any family relationships with any Director and / or major Shareholder. He has never been convicted for any offence within the past 10 years other than traffic offences, if any.