Giles Clarke, CBE, is independent Chairman of Amerisur. In his role he focuses on the Company’s relations with Governments and their agencies, as well as major investors, partners and Board governance. In recognition of the key role Giles undertakes for the Company he is defined as being a Chairman rather than as a Non-executive Chairman. Giles has considerable experience in the City and a number of commercial interests as well as being an experienced entrepreneur.
Giles Clarke is currently chairman of Westleigh Investments Holdings Ltd, a shareholder in the Company, as well as Ironveld plc and Kazera Global Investments plc and chairman of several private organisations.
John Wardle Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer
Appointed: November 2007
John Wardle has been the CEO since appointment and has over 25 years’ experience of the Colombian oil and gas industry. He began his career with Britoil/BP and held a number of senior management positions with E&P companies before joining Amerisur. John is a key driving force behind the growth and positioning of the Company, as well as the OBA pipeline. He has very close and long-standing professional relationships at all levels within Colombia, Paraguay, Ecuador and the UK and is recognised as one of the most experienced oil executives in the areas in which the Company operates, with a proven track record of successful contract negotiation, exploration and field development. John brings a wealth of local knowledge, strategic vision, leadership and technical expertise to the Board.
John holds a BSc in mining engineering from the University of Nottingham and a PhD in rock mechanics and geophysics from the University of Wales.
Nick Harrison Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Appointed: April 2007
Nick, a qualified Chartered Accountant, is the Chief Financial Officer of Amerisur. He brings considerable commercial, international and financial expertise to the Board, having held board positions at a number of public and private companies with international activities, as well as senior positions at Deloitte, Midland Bank (International) and Coopers & Lybrand prior to this.
Non-executive director of Ironveld plc and Kazera Global Investments plc, both with international extractive activities.
Alex Snow Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed: May 2017
Alex Snow brings significant City and financial experience to the role. Alex was previously CEO of Lansdowne Partners LLP, and founder and CEO of Evolution Group PLC, the investment bank created in 2001 and subsequently sold in 2012 to Investec for £230m. Alex was chairman of the investment banking division and member of the board at Investec Bank PLC.
Chris Jenkins Independent Non-Executive Director
Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed: May 2016
Chris Jenkins, a Chartered Accountant (FCA) brings considerable governance and financial expertise to the Board.
Chris was a partner for more than 20 years in KPMG’s London office, during a 30-year career with the firm. He was lead audit partner for six FTSE 100 companies and fulfilled various leadership roles in the global energy and natural resources (“ENR”) practice, including UK head of ENR and, in the global ENR team, initially head of audit and then EMA regional chairman. Chris continues to work with KPMG as a consultant.
Elodie Grant Goodey Independent Non-Executive Director
Elodie Grant Goodey
Independent Non-Executive Director
Appointed: October 2018
Elodie Grant Goodey spent 17 years at BP, initially joining the Government and Public Affairs team followed by the Investor Relations team and the North Africa business unit. Elodie subsequently became the Head of Communications for E&P between 2008 and 2010, before heading up the Societal Issues and Stakeholder Engagement team. During her 25-year career, Elodie has worked on an array of high-profile stakeholder engagement programmes in places such as Argentina, Libya and the Gulf of Mexico. Elodie brings considerable expertise to the Board on sustainability and social policies relating to human rights and communities across a wide spectrum of countries as well as being a Spanish speaker.