Company Directors and Advisors

Stuart Paton

Non-Executive Chairman

Stuart holds a number of advisory roles, including with
Berwicks Consulting Ltd and GLG. He has previously been
the Technical and Commercial Director and CEO of Dana
Petroleum, delivering a number of acquisitions for them. Before joining Dana, he held a number of roles at Shell. Stuart has a BA in Earth Sciences and a PhD in Geology from Cambridge University

Jonathan Copus

Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan has extensive industry, corporate finance and capital markets experience, having worked as an Exploration Geologist at Shell, as the top-rated Exploration & Production Sell-side Equity Analyst at a number of City companies (including Investec and Deutsche Bank) and most recently as Chief Financial Officer at Salamander Energy plc, which was acquired by Ophir plc in 2015. Jonathan has a PhD from the University of Cambridge and a First-Class BSc in Geology from the University of Durham.

Andrew Darbyshire

Finance Director

Andrew joined Getech in 2014 as the Group’s Finance Manager. Since then he has worked tirelessly to strengthen the financial control environment and enhance the quality of information on which the Executive Committee and Board base their decisions. Andrew also took a leading role in the acquisition of both ERCL and Exprodat.

Chris Jepps

Chief Operating Officer

Chris joined Getech in 2016 at the time of the acquisition of Exprodat, where he led the development of geospatial software products. As Getech’s Products Director Chris has been the driving force behind the operational repositioning of our products division. With both service and product leadership now reporting to Chris, the new role of Chief Operating Officer is positioned to drive further product growth and to enhance the profitability and positioning of our services.

The Remuneration and Audit Committee

Peter Stephens

Non-Executive Director

Peter is currently Chairman of ASX quoted Etherstack, Boisdale Canary Wharf and True Luxury Travel. He is also a Director of various private companies. He was Chairman of Getech from its flotation on AIM in 2005 up until 2013. Previously, Peter was the Chairman and founder of Tristel plc, and was a Director during the company’s flotation on AIM in 2005 up until 2013. He was also the Head of European Equities Sales at Salomon Brothers and Crédit Lyonnais. Peter has an MA in Jurisprudence from Oxford University and he qualified as a barrister in 1978. He now runs his own Venture Capital business

Alison Fielding

Non-Executive Director

Alison is an experienced entrepreneur, creating, building and investing in high-growth companies. Her career has spanned scientific research at Zeneca plc, strategy consultancy at McKinsey & Company and business building at IP Group plc. She is a board member of Perachem Holdings plc, Nanoco Group plc, the Royal Voluntary Service and the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland. Alison holds an MBA from Manchester Business School, a PhD in Organic Chemistry and a First-Class degree in Chemistry from the University of Glasgow.

Chris Flavell

Non-Executive Director

Chris holds a BSc in Geology and an MSc in Applied Geophysics from the University of Birmingham. He started his career in 1980 with BP in London, and has since worked for a variety of small to large Independent Oil Companies in various technical and managerial roles, as well as consulting for 8 years. Chris’s last oil company role was General Manager of Exploration for Tullow Oil when the company grew rapidly following the discovery of major new oil provinces in Ghana, Uganda and Kenya. Chris is the Managing Director of Zinc Consultants.

Company Secretary

Andrew Darbyshire
Kitson House
Elmete Hall, Elmete Lane
Leeds, LS8 2LJ

Nominated Advisor and Broker

WH Ireland Group plc
Royal House
28 Sovereign Street
Leeds LS1 4BJ

Principal Bankers

National Westminster Bank plc
PO Box 183
8 Park Row
Leeds LS1 1QT

Auditors & Reporting Accountants

Grant Thornton UK
No. 1 Whitehall Riverside
Whitehall Road
Leeds LS1 4BN

Registrars

Capita Asset Services
Northern House
Woodsome Park, Fenay Bridge
Huddersfield HD8 0LA

Solicitors to The Company

Bond Dickinson
1 Whitehall Road
Leeds
LS1 4BN