Directors & Management

Deltic Energy has a strong Board and senior management team who are committed to delivering value for our stakeholders.

Mark Lappin

Mark has over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Mark’s recent roles include Technical Director at Cuadrilla and prior to that Sub-Surface Director for UK and Netherlands at Centrica. Mark began his career as a Geophysicist at Phillips Petroleum and has held senior technical and commercial roles with Phillips, Exxon Mobil and Dart Energy. Mark’s North Sea focussed operational, commercial and super-major E&P experience will be hugely valuable as the company moves into the next stage of its development. Mark is a Visiting Professor at University of Strathclyde Centre for Energy Policy.

Graham Swindells
Chief Executive Officer

Graham joined Deltic as Chief Financial Officer in May 2013. He previously worked in corporate finance and M&A, specialising in advising mid and small-cap public companies. Before joining Deltic, he was a Director in Corporate Finance at Ernst & Young. Previously, he was a Director in Corporate Finance at Arbuthnot Securities where he gained significant natural resources experience acting as nominated adviser and broker. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Scotland with BDO and subsequently spent two years at PwC in corporate recovery and restructuring.

Andrew Nunn
Chief Operating Officer

Andrew is a Chartered Geologist with over 25 years of experience working on exploration,
mining and geo-environmental projects in Europe, Australasia and Africa. For the last 15
years he has worked on a wide variety of UK and European conventional and unconventional
gas projects with a primary focus on Carboniferous aged reservoirs. Andrew’s previous role
was as Exploration Manager for Dart Energy. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Economic Geology
and an M.Sc. in Environmental Management. Andrew was appointed as a Director of the Oil
and Gas Independents’ Association (OGIA) in February 2020.

Peter Cowley
Non-Executive Director

Peter Cowley is a geologist with 50 years of international experience in the minerals industry and has been involved in the discovery and development of a number of gold mines in Africa. Peter was previously Managing Director of Ashanti Exploration Limited, Group Technical Director of Cluff Resources Plc, CEO of Banro Corporation and is currently President and a Director of Loncor Gold Inc. He holds M.Sc. and M.B.A. degrees and is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

Sarah McLeod
Chief Financial Officer

Sarah joined Deltic Energy as Chief Financial Officer in January 2020.  Sarah has 20 years experience in the international oil and gas industry. She previously held the position of Group Financial Controller at New Age.  Sarah spent 10 years with ConocoPhillips in a variety of senior financial and strategic roles and also 2 years with Maersk Oil.  She started her career with Deloitte, spending 6 years in its oil and gas team during which time she qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

Peter Nicol
Non-Executive Director

Peter has 40 years of experience in the energy sector. He was previously Head of Oil & Gas at GMP at GMP Securities Europe, Global Sector Director of Oil & Gas Research at ABN Amro & Head of European Oil & Gas Research at Goldman Sachs. Peter is a non-executive director of exploration focussed Touchstone Exploration Inc. & Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd, both of which are AIM quoted. He is also an independent director of ERC Equipoise Limited. Peter started his career with British National Oil Corporation & holds a Bachelor of Science in mathematics & economics from Strathclyde University