Richard Bennett

Non-Executive Chairman

Richard started his career with General Electric (GE) in Australia and Asia Pacific.  He has subsequently gained more than 20 years entrepreneurial experience in the technology and renewable energy sectors developing high growth companies. He is currently chairman of Sunbird Bioenergy, a producer of low-carbon fuels in Africa. He holds several Non-Executive directorships including AIM listed MTI Wireless Edge and Hong Kong listed China New Energy. Previously he was a director of Coms plc, Virtual Internet plc and NASDAQ listed J2 Global Inc.

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.

Jonathan Copus
Andrew Darbyshire

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 role of Chief Operating Officer is positioned to drive further product growth and to enhance the profitability and positioning of our services.

Chris Jepps
Stuart Paton

Stuart Paton

Non-Executive Director

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

Alison Fielding

Non-Executive Director

Alison is an experienced entrepreneur and nonexecutive director. Her career has spanned scientific research at Zeneca plc, strategy consultancy at McKinsey & Company, investment and business building at IP Group plc and she is currently a board member of Maven Income and Growth VCT plc, Nanoco Group plc, Zotefoams plc 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.

Getech Alison Fielding
Getech Chris Flavell

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.

Michael Covington

Non-Executive Director

Michael is an experienced renewable energy and cleantech investment director and consultant and has a breadth of experience that is directly relevant to the energy transition. He co-founded Solar Securities, one of the UK’s earliest solar energy project developers, acted as a corporate adviser to numerous energy transition sector participants, and held a number of non-executive board positions including with Enertechnos Holdings Ltd., an IP driven power transmission technology player.  Michael has also been an active investor at all stages of the value chain in European CleanTech & Renewables with Sustainable Investments Capital, a Barcelona based private equity fund.

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