Corporate Governance

The Company is continually developing appropriate corporate governance procedures relevant to the size and stage of its development. The company complies with the quoted companies alliance corporate governance code 2018. 

The Company’s corporate governance statement and disclosures of compliance with the Quoted Companies Alliance Corporate Governance Code can be downloaded below. The Board recognised its responsibilities for the proper management of the Company and is committed to maintaining a high standard of corporate governance commensurate with the size and nature of the Company and the interests of its shareholders.

Download our Quoted Companies Alliance Corporate Governance Code 2021 statement

The board of directors


James Parsons, Non-Executive Chairman, has over 20 years experience in the fields of strategy, management, finance, and corporate development in the energy industry. Fiona MacAulay, Non Executive Director, has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Marco Fumagalli, Non Executive Director, is Managing Partner at Continental Investment Partners SA, a Swiss-based fund. Andrew Dennan, Non Executive Director, has many years experience across AIM listed companies as a corporate financier and investment manager. The structure of the Board ensures that no one individual or Group dominates the decision-making process.

Board meetings

The Board meets on a regular basis, providing effective leadership and overall management of the Group’s affairs through the schedule of matters reserved for its decision.

This includes the approval of the Company’s forecast and budget, major capital expenditure, risk management policies and the approval of the financial statements. Formal agendas, papers and reports are sent to the Directors in a timely manner, prior to Board meetings. The Board delegates certain responsibilities to the Board committees which have clearly defined terms of reference

The remuneration committee

The Remuneration Committee, comprises of the Non-Executive CHAIRMAN Fiona MacAulay and THE NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Marco Fumagalli.

The Remuneration Committee generally meets twice a year and is responsible for making recommendations to the Board of Directors on senior Executives’ remuneration, Non-Executive Directors’ remuneration and conditions of engagement are considered and agreed by the Board. Financial packages for Executive Directors are established by reference to prevailing market conditions and performance of each Executive Director.

Internal controls

The Directors acknowledge their responsibility for the Company’s system of internal controls and for reviewing their effectiveness.

These internal controls are designed to safeguard the assets of the Company and to ensure the reliability of financial information for external publication. Since the Company was formed, the Directors have been satisfied that, given the current size and activities of the Company, adequate internal controls have been established. Whilst they are aware that no system can provide absolute assurance against material misstatement or loss, in light of increased activity and further development of the Company, continuing reviews of internal controls will be undertaken to ensure that they are adequate and effective.

Environmental responsibility

The Company recognises its role as a mining and exploration company and is aware of the potential impact that its subsidiary company may have on the environment. The Company ensures that its subsidiary companies comply with the local regulatory requirements with regard to the environment.

Relations with shareholders

The board attaches great importance to maintaining good relationships with its shareholders.

Extensive information about the Company’s activities is included in the Annual Report and accounts will be sent to all shareholders. Market sensitive information is regularly released to all shareholders concurrently in accordance with the AIM Rules for Companies. The AGM will provide an opportunity for all shareholders to communicate with and to question the Board on any aspect of the Group’s activities. The Company maintains a corporate website where information on the Company is regularly updated and all announcements are posted. The Company welcomes communication from both its private and institutional shareholders.