Board of Directors

James Parsons

Executive Chairman
In addition to his role as Executive Chairman of Corcel Plc, James is currently Executive Chairman of Ascent Resources Plc and Non-Executive Chairman at Echo Energy Plc and Coro Energy Plc. James has over 20 years’ experience in the fields of strategy, management, finance and corporate development in the energy industry. He started his career with the Royal Dutch Shell Group where he spent 12 years with Shell working in Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Scandinavia, the Netherlands and London. James was previously Chief Executive at Sound Energy Plc for 8 years, is a qualified accountant and has a BA Honours in Business Economics.

Scott Kaintz

Chief Executive Officer
Scott Kaintz has a degree in Russian Language and Russian Area Studies from Georgetown University and MBA degrees from London Business School and Columbia Business School. He started his career as a US Air Force Officer and analyst working across Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia. Scott has held operational and managerial roles in the defense industry and worked in corporate finance and investment funds in London, focusing primarily on capital raising efforts and debt and equity investments in small-cap companies. Whilst Scott is currently the Corcel Executive Director he is also a Non-Executive Director of Red Rock Resources Plc, listed on AIM, and an Executive Director of Curzon Energy Plc listed on the Standard List of the London Stock Exchange.

Nigel Burton

Non-Executive Director
Dr Nigel Burton has over 30 years’ experience in operational and financial management, debt and equity financing, acquisition and integration of businesses, disposals, IPOs and trade sales. Following over 14 years as an investment banker at leading City institutions, including UBS Warburg and Deutsche Bank, Nigel spent 15 years as CFO or CEO of a number of private and public companies. Nigel is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Mobile Streams Plc and a Non-Executive Director of Digitalbox Plc and eEnergy Group Plc, all of which are listed on AIM. Nigel is a Chartered Electrical Engineer and a Past President of the IET. He has a B.Sc. (First Class Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a Ph.D in Acoustic Imaging from University College London.

Ewen Ainsworth

Non-Executive Director
Ewen is an experienced AIM company director. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Ascent Resources Plc and CEO of Discovery Energy Limited, an advisory, consultancy and investment company, and has worked in a variety of senior and board-level roles in the natural resource sector for over 30 years, most recently as Finance Director for Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. He qualified as a chartered management accountant, before moving into leading commercial roles. He holds a degree in Economics and Geography from Middlesex University, and is a member of the Energy Institute.
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