Chief Executive Officer
Simon Potter qualified as a geologist with an M.Sc. in Management Science, has over 30 years oil and gas industry and mining sector experience. From the Zambian Copperbelt to a 20-year career with BP he has held executive roles in companies managing oil and gas exploration, development and production; gas processing, sales and transport; LNG manufacture, marketing and contracting in Europe, Russia, America, Africa and Australasia. On leaving BP, having helped create TNK-BP, he took up the role of CEO at Hardman Resources where he oversaw growth of the AIM and ASX listed Company into an oil producer and considerable exploration success ahead of executing a corporate sale to Tullow Oil. After running his own consultancy he joined Arrow Energy International as CEO and following the sale of Arrow Energy to Shell and PetroChina launched their international assets onto the ASX as the separately listed Dart Energy. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 17 October 2011.
Randolph (Randy) Hiscock has 30+ years Upstream experience acquired through various technical and managerial roles with Shell, Talisman and EnCana (PanCanadian). He has Masters of Science / MBA degrees from Memorial University in Canada.
Randy joined Bahamas Petroleum Company after 10 years with Shell as the Manager of New Ventures & Business Development, Americas based in Houston and The Hague.
Previously, Randy was VP Exploration Latin America for EnCana (PanCanadian) and was located in Calgary for 19 years.
He has worked extensively in Latin America and the Caribbean for ~ 20 years, leading to major offshore discoveries in Guyana and Brazil. Also, he stewarded new county entries in Brazil, Venezuela, Guyana, French Guyana, Colombia and Argentina and has evaluated over 300+ new venture opportunities.
Eytan is a finance executive with significant oil and gas industry experience. He has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, general corporate advisory work, oil and gas industry-specific experience in public market takeovers and transactions, private treaty acquisitions and farm-in / farm-out transactions. He has held executive roles in various ASX and SGX listed companies.
Prior to working with BPC, from 2009 – 2014 Eytan was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Commercial Officer of Dart Energy Limited, an ASX listed company that had unconventional gas assets (coal bed methane and shale gas) in Australia, Asia and Europe, and Chief Commercial Officer of its predecessor company, Arrow International Ltd, a Singapore based company that had unconventional gas asset primarily in Asia and Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of New South Wales, and was admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1997.
Eytan has been Commercial Director of BPC since 2015.
Finance Director and Company Secretary
With a physics degree from Imperial College London, Ben Proffitt qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2007 with BDO, working in their audit team with a focus on AIM listed resource clients. In 2008 Ben joined Renewable Energy Holdings plc to manage their wave energy intellectual property development in Australia before joining Bahamas Petroleum Company plc in 2010.
Senator Hon. JoBeth Coleby-Davis
In-House Legal Counsel
JoBeth holds an LLM in Energy Law and Policy from the University of Dundee in Scotland. She gained her dual Bachelor of Law degree with Business Management at Keele University, UK and completed her bar vocational course at Nottingham Trent University. JoBeth has worked for Bank of Nova Scotia as a contracted Compliance Officer for 5yrs, working alongside Bank Lawyers and the Financial Services Commission (FSC) to ensure organisations were efficiently and effectively adhering to laws and regulations. She was responsible for commercial customers of the Bank, carrying out due diligence, risk management and inspections of their operations for compliance with the financial policy of the FSC. JoBeth has excellent knowledge of the legal system in The Bahamas, including the Petroleum Act and Regulations. She is responsible for compliance and risk management of Bahamas Petroleum Company licences, Government relations and works closely with the management team to advise on legal and commercial risks associated with day to day business operations. She is also a member of AIPN and regularly attends conferences to remain aware of new developments in International Petroleum Law and Contracts. JoBeth served on the board of “Real Property Tax Appeal Tribunal” during July 1st, 2012-June 30th 2017. In addition, JoBeth has recently been appointed a Senator in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
Roberta Quant has been working with Bahamas Petroleum Company approximately two years and is responsible for ensuring that health, safety and environmental policies are maintained to the highest international standards, to oversee environmental studies for oil and gas exploration (EIA, EMP, Oil Spill, etc.) and to promote activities of the Company throughout The Bahamas and to liaise with the Government of The Bahamas on environmental matters. She has worked in the environmental field for nine years and previously worked with the Bahamas Environment, Science and Technology (BEST) Commission where she provided advice to the Government of The Bahamas in the areas of environmental issues and policy development.