Chair
Member
Audit Committee Position

Cathy Stubbs

Ms. Stubbs has served on the Board since June 2020. Ms. Stubbs has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry, most recently serving 17 years with Aspire Holdings, LLC (formerly Endeavour International Corporation), an independent international oil and gas exploration and production company focused in the North Sea and U.S. Ms. Stubbs held numerous roles at Aspire Holdings, LLC, including director and President and Chief Financial Officer from 2015 to 2021, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2013 to 2015, Vice President, Finance and Treasury, and other Corporate Development and Accounting roles from 2004 to 2013.

Prior to joining Aspire Holdings, LLC she served as Assistant Controller, Financial Reporting and Corporate Accounting at Devon Energy, Inc. (formerly Ocean Energy, Inc.) from 1997 to 2004. Ms. Stubbs began her career in public accounting with KPMG, an international audit and business strategy consulting firm, where she rose to the title of Audit Manager. Ms. Stubbs is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas and she currently serves on the board of directors of various charity and educational institutions. Ms. Stubbs holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.

Ms. Stubbs’ significant experience in accounting, finance, risk management and her service in various director and executive roles are expected to provide a valuable resource to the Board.

Chair

Andrew L. Fawthrop

Mr. Fawthrop has served on the Board since October 2014 and as the Chairman of the Board since December 2015. Mr. Fawthrop has deep and broad-based experience in the oil and gas industry, including in West Africa, having served for 37 years with Unocal Corporation and Chevron Corporation (following its acquisition of Unocal in 2005) in a vast number of international leadership positions. Most recently, from January 2009 until his retirement in 2014, Mr. Fawthrop served as Chairman and Managing Director for Chevron Nigeria. Prior to his assignment in Nigeria, Mr. Fawthrop served as President and Managing Director for Unocal/Chevron Bangladesh from 2003 until 2007.

In his professional career, Mr. Fawthrop held various positions of increasing responsibility for exploration activities around the world in geographies including China, Egypt, Indonesia, South America, Africa, Latin America, and Europe. Mr. Fawthrop served as a Member of the Advisory Board of Eurasia Group. He served as a Director of Hindustan Oil Exploration Co. Ltd. from 2003 to 2005. He was an active member of the United States Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce, the Asia Society of Texas and the Houston World Affairs Council.

Mr. Fawthrop holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Chemistry and a Masters degree in Marine Geology from the University of London.

Member

​Fabrice Nze-Bekale

Fabrice Nze-Bekale joined the Board in January 2022. Mr. Nze-Bekale has over 25 years of experience in mining, banking, telecoms, M&A and international finance. Mr. Nze-Bekale has served on numerous boards and as a senior executive across his career. He currently serves as an independent director on the Board of Orabank Gabon, where he is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee and serves on the Risk Committee. From 2012 to 2020, he was a member of the Board of the Fonds Gabonais D’Investissements Strategiques, Gabon’s sovereign wealth fund.

Since 2017 Mr. Nze-Bekale has served as Chief Executive Officer of ACT Afrique based in Dakar, Senegal, providing strategic advisory and investment banking expertise to governments as well as to public and private entities in West Africa. Prior to joining ACT Afrique, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Societe Equatoriale Des Mines, and prior to that, he was Director of Investment Banking for Standard Bank PLC based in London from 2008 to 2011.

Mr. Nze-Bekale is a Gabonese national and holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and Financial Engineering from the University of Paris-Dauphine (France) with an MBA from the London Business School (UK).

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Audit Committee Charter

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Compensation Committee Position

Andrew L. Fawthrop

Mr. Fawthrop has served on the Board since October 2014 and as the Chairman of the Board since December 2015. Mr. Fawthrop has deep and broad-based experience in the oil and gas industry, including in West Africa, having served for 37 years with Unocal Corporation and Chevron Corporation (following its acquisition of Unocal in 2005) in a vast number of international leadership positions. Most recently, from January 2009 until his retirement in 2014, Mr. Fawthrop served as Chairman and Managing Director for Chevron Nigeria. Prior to his assignment in Nigeria, Mr. Fawthrop served as President and Managing Director for Unocal/Chevron Bangladesh from 2003 until 2007.

In his professional career, Mr. Fawthrop held various positions of increasing responsibility for exploration activities around the world in geographies including China, Egypt, Indonesia, South America, Africa, Latin America, and Europe. Mr. Fawthrop served as a Member of the Advisory Board of Eurasia Group. He served as a Director of Hindustan Oil Exploration Co. Ltd. from 2003 to 2005. He was an active member of the United States Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce, the Asia Society of Texas and the Houston World Affairs Council.

Mr. Fawthrop holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Chemistry and a Masters degree in Marine Geology from the University of London.

Chair

Cathy Stubbs

Ms. Stubbs has served on the Board since June 2020. Ms. Stubbs has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry, most recently serving 17 years with Aspire Holdings, LLC (formerly Endeavour International Corporation), an independent international oil and gas exploration and production company focused in the North Sea and U.S. Ms. Stubbs held numerous roles at Aspire Holdings, LLC, including director and President and Chief Financial Officer from 2015 to 2021, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2013 to 2015, Vice President, Finance and Treasury, and other Corporate Development and Accounting roles from 2004 to 2013.

Prior to joining Aspire Holdings, LLC she served as Assistant Controller, Financial Reporting and Corporate Accounting at Devon Energy, Inc. (formerly Ocean Energy, Inc.) from 1997 to 2004. Ms. Stubbs began her career in public accounting with KPMG, an international audit and business strategy consulting firm, where she rose to the title of Audit Manager. Ms. Stubbs is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas and she currently serves on the board of directors of various charity and educational institutions. Ms. Stubbs holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.

Ms. Stubbs’ significant experience in accounting, finance, risk management and her service in various director and executive roles are expected to provide a valuable resource to the Board.

Member

​Fabrice Nze-Bekale

Fabrice Nze-Bekale joined the Board in January 2022. Mr. Nze-Bekale has over 25 years of experience in mining, banking, telecoms, M&A and international finance. Mr. Nze-Bekale has served on numerous boards and as a senior executive across his career. He currently serves as an independent director on the Board of Orabank Gabon, where he is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee and serves on the Risk Committee. From 2012 to 2020, he was a member of the Board of the Fonds Gabonais D’Investissements Strategiques, Gabon’s sovereign wealth fund.

Since 2017 Mr. Nze-Bekale has served as Chief Executive Officer of ACT Afrique based in Dakar, Senegal, providing strategic advisory and investment banking expertise to governments as well as to public and private entities in West Africa. Prior to joining ACT Afrique, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Societe Equatoriale Des Mines, and prior to that, he was Director of Investment Banking for Standard Bank PLC based in London from 2008 to 2011.

Mr. Nze-Bekale is a Gabonese national and holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and Financial Engineering from the University of Paris-Dauphine (France) with an MBA from the London Business School (UK).

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Compensation Committee Charter

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Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Position

Andrew L. Fawthrop

Mr. Fawthrop has served on the Board since October 2014 and as the Chairman of the Board since December 2015. Mr. Fawthrop has deep and broad-based experience in the oil and gas industry, including in West Africa, having served for 37 years with Unocal Corporation and Chevron Corporation (following its acquisition of Unocal in 2005) in a vast number of international leadership positions. Most recently, from January 2009 until his retirement in 2014, Mr. Fawthrop served as Chairman and Managing Director for Chevron Nigeria. Prior to his assignment in Nigeria, Mr. Fawthrop served as President and Managing Director for Unocal/Chevron Bangladesh from 2003 until 2007.

In his professional career, Mr. Fawthrop held various positions of increasing responsibility for exploration activities around the world in geographies including China, Egypt, Indonesia, South America, Africa, Latin America, and Europe. Mr. Fawthrop served as a Member of the Advisory Board of Eurasia Group. He served as a Director of Hindustan Oil Exploration Co. Ltd. from 2003 to 2005. He was an active member of the United States Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce, the Asia Society of Texas and the Houston World Affairs Council.

Mr. Fawthrop holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Chemistry and a Masters degree in Marine Geology from the University of London.

Chair

Cathy Stubbs

Ms. Stubbs has served on the Board since June 2020. Ms. Stubbs has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry, most recently serving 17 years with Aspire Holdings, LLC (formerly Endeavour International Corporation), an independent international oil and gas exploration and production company focused in the North Sea and U.S. Ms. Stubbs held numerous roles at Aspire Holdings, LLC, including director and President and Chief Financial Officer from 2015 to 2021, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2013 to 2015, Vice President, Finance and Treasury, and other Corporate Development and Accounting roles from 2004 to 2013.

Prior to joining Aspire Holdings, LLC she served as Assistant Controller, Financial Reporting and Corporate Accounting at Devon Energy, Inc. (formerly Ocean Energy, Inc.) from 1997 to 2004. Ms. Stubbs began her career in public accounting with KPMG, an international audit and business strategy consulting firm, where she rose to the title of Audit Manager. Ms. Stubbs is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas and she currently serves on the board of directors of various charity and educational institutions. Ms. Stubbs holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.

Ms. Stubbs’ significant experience in accounting, finance, risk management and her service in various director and executive roles are expected to provide a valuable resource to the Board.

Member

​Fabrice Nze-Bekale

Fabrice Nze-Bekale joined the Board in January 2022. Mr. Nze-Bekale has over 25 years of experience in mining, banking, telecoms, M&A and international finance. Mr. Nze-Bekale has served on numerous boards and as a senior executive across his career. He currently serves as an independent director on the Board of Orabank Gabon, where he is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee and serves on the Risk Committee. From 2012 to 2020, he was a member of the Board of the Fonds Gabonais D’Investissements Strategiques, Gabon’s sovereign wealth fund.

Since 2017 Mr. Nze-Bekale has served as Chief Executive Officer of ACT Afrique based in Dakar, Senegal, providing strategic advisory and investment banking expertise to governments as well as to public and private entities in West Africa. Prior to joining ACT Afrique, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Societe Equatoriale Des Mines, and prior to that, he was Director of Investment Banking for Standard Bank PLC based in London from 2008 to 2011.

Mr. Nze-Bekale is a Gabonese national and holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and Financial Engineering from the University of Paris-Dauphine (France) with an MBA from the London Business School (UK).

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Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Charter

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Cathy Stubbs

Ms. Stubbs has served on the Board since June 2020. Ms. Stubbs has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry, most recently serving 17 years with Aspire Holdings, LLC (formerly Endeavour International Corporation), an independent international oil and gas exploration and production company focused in the North Sea and U.S. Ms. Stubbs held numerous roles at Aspire Holdings, LLC, including director and President and Chief Financial Officer from 2015 to 2021, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2013 to 2015, Vice President, Finance and Treasury, and other Corporate Development and Accounting roles from 2004 to 2013.

Prior to joining Aspire Holdings, LLC she served as Assistant Controller, Financial Reporting and Corporate Accounting at Devon Energy, Inc. (formerly Ocean Energy, Inc.) from 1997 to 2004. Ms. Stubbs began her career in public accounting with KPMG, an international audit and business strategy consulting firm, where she rose to the title of Audit Manager. Ms. Stubbs is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas and she currently serves on the board of directors of various charity and educational institutions. Ms. Stubbs holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.

Ms. Stubbs’ significant experience in accounting, finance, risk management and her service in various director and executive roles are expected to provide a valuable resource to the Board.

Andrew L. Fawthrop

Mr. Fawthrop has served on the Board since October 2014 and as the Chairman of the Board since December 2015. Mr. Fawthrop has deep and broad-based experience in the oil and gas industry, including in West Africa, having served for 37 years with Unocal Corporation and Chevron Corporation (following its acquisition of Unocal in 2005) in a vast number of international leadership positions. Most recently, from January 2009 until his retirement in 2014, Mr. Fawthrop served as Chairman and Managing Director for Chevron Nigeria. Prior to his assignment in Nigeria, Mr. Fawthrop served as President and Managing Director for Unocal/Chevron Bangladesh from 2003 until 2007.

In his professional career, Mr. Fawthrop held various positions of increasing responsibility for exploration activities around the world in geographies including China, Egypt, Indonesia, South America, Africa, Latin America, and Europe. Mr. Fawthrop served as a Member of the Advisory Board of Eurasia Group. He served as a Director of Hindustan Oil Exploration Co. Ltd. from 2003 to 2005. He was an active member of the United States Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce, the Asia Society of Texas and the Houston World Affairs Council.

Mr. Fawthrop holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Chemistry and a Masters degree in Marine Geology from the University of London.

​Fabrice Nze-Bekale

Fabrice Nze-Bekale joined the Board in January 2022. Mr. Nze-Bekale has over 25 years of experience in mining, banking, telecoms, M&A and international finance. Mr. Nze-Bekale has served on numerous boards and as a senior executive across his career. He currently serves as an independent director on the Board of Orabank Gabon, where he is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee and serves on the Risk Committee. From 2012 to 2020, he was a member of the Board of the Fonds Gabonais D’Investissements Strategiques, Gabon’s sovereign wealth fund.

Since 2017 Mr. Nze-Bekale has served as Chief Executive Officer of ACT Afrique based in Dakar, Senegal, providing strategic advisory and investment banking expertise to governments as well as to public and private entities in West Africa. Prior to joining ACT Afrique, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Societe Equatoriale Des Mines, and prior to that, he was Director of Investment Banking for Standard Bank PLC based in London from 2008 to 2011.

Mr. Nze-Bekale is a Gabonese national and holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and Financial Engineering from the University of Paris-Dauphine (France) with an MBA from the London Business School (UK).

Andrew L. Fawthrop

Mr. Fawthrop has served on the Board since October 2014 and as the Chairman of the Board since December 2015. Mr. Fawthrop has deep and broad-based experience in the oil and gas industry, including in West Africa, having served for 37 years with Unocal Corporation and Chevron Corporation (following its acquisition of Unocal in 2005) in a vast number of international leadership positions. Most recently, from January 2009 until his retirement in 2014, Mr. Fawthrop served as Chairman and Managing Director for Chevron Nigeria. Prior to his assignment in Nigeria, Mr. Fawthrop served as President and Managing Director for Unocal/Chevron Bangladesh from 2003 until 2007.

In his professional career, Mr. Fawthrop held various positions of increasing responsibility for exploration activities around the world in geographies including China, Egypt, Indonesia, South America, Africa, Latin America, and Europe. Mr. Fawthrop served as a Member of the Advisory Board of Eurasia Group. He served as a Director of Hindustan Oil Exploration Co. Ltd. from 2003 to 2005. He was an active member of the United States Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce, the Asia Society of Texas and the Houston World Affairs Council.

Mr. Fawthrop holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Chemistry and a Masters degree in Marine Geology from the University of London.

Cathy Stubbs

Ms. Stubbs has served on the Board since June 2020. Ms. Stubbs has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry, most recently serving 17 years with Aspire Holdings, LLC (formerly Endeavour International Corporation), an independent international oil and gas exploration and production company focused in the North Sea and U.S. Ms. Stubbs held numerous roles at Aspire Holdings, LLC, including director and President and Chief Financial Officer from 2015 to 2021, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2013 to 2015, Vice President, Finance and Treasury, and other Corporate Development and Accounting roles from 2004 to 2013.

Prior to joining Aspire Holdings, LLC she served as Assistant Controller, Financial Reporting and Corporate Accounting at Devon Energy, Inc. (formerly Ocean Energy, Inc.) from 1997 to 2004. Ms. Stubbs began her career in public accounting with KPMG, an international audit and business strategy consulting firm, where she rose to the title of Audit Manager. Ms. Stubbs is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas and she currently serves on the board of directors of various charity and educational institutions. Ms. Stubbs holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.

Ms. Stubbs’ significant experience in accounting, finance, risk management and her service in various director and executive roles are expected to provide a valuable resource to the Board.

​Fabrice Nze-Bekale

Fabrice Nze-Bekale joined the Board in January 2022. Mr. Nze-Bekale has over 25 years of experience in mining, banking, telecoms, M&A and international finance. Mr. Nze-Bekale has served on numerous boards and as a senior executive across his career. He currently serves as an independent director on the Board of Orabank Gabon, where he is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee and serves on the Risk Committee. From 2012 to 2020, he was a member of the Board of the Fonds Gabonais D’Investissements Strategiques, Gabon’s sovereign wealth fund.

Since 2017 Mr. Nze-Bekale has served as Chief Executive Officer of ACT Afrique based in Dakar, Senegal, providing strategic advisory and investment banking expertise to governments as well as to public and private entities in West Africa. Prior to joining ACT Afrique, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Societe Equatoriale Des Mines, and prior to that, he was Director of Investment Banking for Standard Bank PLC based in London from 2008 to 2011.

Mr. Nze-Bekale is a Gabonese national and holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and Financial Engineering from the University of Paris-Dauphine (France) with an MBA from the London Business School (UK).

Andrew L. Fawthrop

Mr. Fawthrop has served on the Board since October 2014 and as the Chairman of the Board since December 2015. Mr. Fawthrop has deep and broad-based experience in the oil and gas industry, including in West Africa, having served for 37 years with Unocal Corporation and Chevron Corporation (following its acquisition of Unocal in 2005) in a vast number of international leadership positions. Most recently, from January 2009 until his retirement in 2014, Mr. Fawthrop served as Chairman and Managing Director for Chevron Nigeria. Prior to his assignment in Nigeria, Mr. Fawthrop served as President and Managing Director for Unocal/Chevron Bangladesh from 2003 until 2007.

In his professional career, Mr. Fawthrop held various positions of increasing responsibility for exploration activities around the world in geographies including China, Egypt, Indonesia, South America, Africa, Latin America, and Europe. Mr. Fawthrop served as a Member of the Advisory Board of Eurasia Group. He served as a Director of Hindustan Oil Exploration Co. Ltd. from 2003 to 2005. He was an active member of the United States Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce, the Asia Society of Texas and the Houston World Affairs Council.

Mr. Fawthrop holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Chemistry and a Masters degree in Marine Geology from the University of London.

Cathy Stubbs

Ms. Stubbs has served on the Board since June 2020. Ms. Stubbs has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry, most recently serving 17 years with Aspire Holdings, LLC (formerly Endeavour International Corporation), an independent international oil and gas exploration and production company focused in the North Sea and U.S. Ms. Stubbs held numerous roles at Aspire Holdings, LLC, including director and President and Chief Financial Officer from 2015 to 2021, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2013 to 2015, Vice President, Finance and Treasury, and other Corporate Development and Accounting roles from 2004 to 2013.

Prior to joining Aspire Holdings, LLC she served as Assistant Controller, Financial Reporting and Corporate Accounting at Devon Energy, Inc. (formerly Ocean Energy, Inc.) from 1997 to 2004. Ms. Stubbs began her career in public accounting with KPMG, an international audit and business strategy consulting firm, where she rose to the title of Audit Manager. Ms. Stubbs is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas and she currently serves on the board of directors of various charity and educational institutions. Ms. Stubbs holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.

Ms. Stubbs’ significant experience in accounting, finance, risk management and her service in various director and executive roles are expected to provide a valuable resource to the Board.

​Fabrice Nze-Bekale

Fabrice Nze-Bekale joined the Board in January 2022. Mr. Nze-Bekale has over 25 years of experience in mining, banking, telecoms, M&A and international finance. Mr. Nze-Bekale has served on numerous boards and as a senior executive across his career. He currently serves as an independent director on the Board of Orabank Gabon, where he is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee and serves on the Risk Committee. From 2012 to 2020, he was a member of the Board of the Fonds Gabonais D’Investissements Strategiques, Gabon’s sovereign wealth fund.

Since 2017 Mr. Nze-Bekale has served as Chief Executive Officer of ACT Afrique based in Dakar, Senegal, providing strategic advisory and investment banking expertise to governments as well as to public and private entities in West Africa. Prior to joining ACT Afrique, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Societe Equatoriale Des Mines, and prior to that, he was Director of Investment Banking for Standard Bank PLC based in London from 2008 to 2011.

Mr. Nze-Bekale is a Gabonese national and holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and Financial Engineering from the University of Paris-Dauphine (France) with an MBA from the London Business School (UK).