Our Board

Antony Craven Walker

Antony Craven Walker

Non-Executive Chairman

  • A leading figure in the British independent oil industry since the early 1970s, having started his career at BP
  • Founded two British independent oil companies: Charterhouse Petroleum, where he held the post of Chief Executive; and Monument Oil and Gas, where he was Chief Executive and later Chairman
  • Founder member of BRINDEX (Association of British Independent Oil Exploration Companies)
  • Appointed Chairman of Serica in 2004
  • Committees: Nomination & Corporate Governance Committee

Mitch Flegg

Mitch Flegg

Chief Executive Officer

  • Over 35 years’ experience in the upstream oil and gas industry, including positions at Shell and Enterprise Oil
  • First joined Serica in 2006
  • Left Serica to become Chief Executive Officer of AIM-listed Circle Oil plc in 2015
  • Re-joined Serica as CEO in 2017
  • Board member of OEUK, the representative body for the UK’s offshore energies industry
  • Committees: Reserves Committee, Health Safety & Environmental Committee

Andy Bell

Andy Bell

Chief Financial Officer

  • Over 35 years’ experience of upstream finance and systems of reporting and control 
  • Has worked with a wide range of upstream businesses throughout his career
  • Provided financial consultancy to Serica from 2004 implementing systems of internal control and supporting acquisitions, disposals and associated financing 
  • Appointed VP Finance upon signature of the BKR transactions in 2017
  • Appointed to the Board of Serica as CFO in September 2021

Kate Coppinger

Kate Coppinger

Non-Executive Director

  • Over 20 years’ investment banking experience primarily focused on providing M&A advice to oil and gas companies
  • Career includes roles at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Harrison Lovegrove and most recently as Managing Director at Standard Chartered in the Oil and Gas team responsible for origination and execution of transactions for European clients.
  • Non-executive director of Igas Energy plc
  • Appointed to the Board of Serica April 2020
  • Committees: Audit Committee (Chair), Remuneration Committee

Trevor Garlick

Trevor Garlick

Non-Executive Director

  • Over 35 years' experience in North Sea Upstream operations and development
  • BP Head of Country in Norway 2007 and Regional President for UK and Norway 2009-2016
  • Operator's Co-Chair of the Trade Association Oil and Gas UK 2014 - 2016
  • Appointed to the Board of Serica November 2018
  • Committees: Health Safety & Environmental Committee (Chair), Reserves Committee (Chair), Nomination & Corporate Governance and Audit Committee

David Latin

David Latin

Non-Executive Director

  • Over 30 years' experience in Upstream Exploration and Production and Investment/Advisory sector
  • OMV Group Senior Vice President for E&P in NW Europe, Africa and Australasia (2011-2017)
  • In 2017 co-founded First Alpha Energy Capital, investing in Upstream E&P and Energy Services, Technology and Equipment sectors
  • In 2021 co-founded Talaria Technology, providing smart sensors focused on assisting offshore wind energy and carbon storage
  • BP (1993-2011) holding a number of VP and global/regional business roles
  • Appointed to the Board of Serica December 2021
  • Committees: Remuneration Committee (Chair) Health Safety & Environmental Committee, and Reserves Committee

Jérôme Schmitt

Jérôme Schmitt

Non-Executive Director

  • Over 30 years’ experience in the Energy and Mobility sector, with particular emphasis across Finance, Sustainability and Business streams.
  • Career includes roles as Head of M&A and Chief Sustainability officer at TotalEnergies and Chairman of OGCI Executive Committee until 2021. 
  • Developed and financed gas value chain projects in Middle East & Asia and created and led the Net Zero Businesses division of TotalEnergies. 
  • Appointed to the Board of Serica in July 2022.

Malcolm Webb

Malcolm Webb

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Joined Burmah Oil in 1974 as a legal adviser
  • Held senior legal and management roles at the British National Oil Corporation, Charterhouse Petroleum Plc and PetroFina SA
  • From 2000 to 2004, Director General of the UK Petroleum Industry Association
  • From 2004 until his retirement in 2015, Chief Executive of Oil & Gas UK (formerly UKOOA)
  • Appointed to the Board of Serica in 2018
  • Committees: Nomination & Corporate Governance Committee (Chair), Remuneration Committee, Audit Committee

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