board of directors

Ewen Ainsworth, Non-executive Chairman
Mr Ainsworth is a chartered management account and a fellow of the Institute of Petroleum who brings wide industry experience to his new role. He has worked in the industry for 27 years at various stages of the oil and gas life cycle from exploration to appraisal/development, production and de-commissioning.

Starting his career in the late 1980’s at Conoco, Mr Ainsworth’s career has included Financial Controller, Financial Director and CFO roles across various public and private companies, including six years as Financial Director of Gulf Keystone Petroleum Limited until 2014. He is currently CFO of San Leon Energy Plc, listed on the London Stock Exchange. In his career he has been involved in companies with assets and operations across the UK, Europe, Russia, Azerbaijan, Iraq and North and West Africa.

Matt Lofgran, Chief Executive Officer
Matt Lofgran (41) has wide experience of business development in the energy, real estate and communications sectors. Prior to becoming CEO of Nostra Terra in July 2009, he was with Robson Energy, LLC, latterly as Vice President of International Business Development. In this capacity, he launched the oil and gas, field services and coal divisions, and was responsible for extending Robson Energy's activities into Mexico. Mr Lofgran holds a Bachelor of Business Management degree from the University of Phoenix and a Global MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Mr Lofgran is also a Director of Elephant Oil Limited.

John Stafford, Non-executive Director
John Stafford has 35 years experience in the oil & gas industry. He has been Vice President of Operations at Gulf Keystone (LSE:GKP) since May 2014, having joined that company as Manager, Geology & Geophysics in early 2009. John is a geoscientist, with specialist expertise in oil field development and reserve certification and reporting.

Mr Stafford has worked with well known companies in the oil and gas industry, such as ECL, Schlumberger and PGS, managing projects in integrated field management and all aspects of reserves certification and reporting. This includes the production of Competent Persons Reports. John has further experience of fractured reservoir development and risk management.

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