The Proposed Directors

Skin in the game and the right mix of experience to drive shareholder value

Kamran Sattar

Kamran Sattar (36)

Kamran is an influential banker who has facilitated >£3bn in capital market transactions over the last several years, including many successful O&G deals. He played an integral role in facilitating Reabold’s last placing, completed at a premium, and led the investment group which purchased £500k of the Corallian Energy loan notes from Reabold. Kamran was part of the group which funded the Daybreak Oil & Gas transaction undertaken by Reabold, such group being referred to by Stephen Williams in Reabold’s RNS dated 3 March 2021 as “strategic investors”. Kamran and his group successfully underwrote two transactions with Touchstone Energy Inc and were early backers of Afritin Mining, making significant returns in both companies. Kamran has been a shareholder in Reabold Resources plc since 2020.

Kamran possesses the relevant financial qualifications and experience to ensure robust financial reporting and audit oversight can be put in place. He is the principal of Portillion Capital, which offers bespoke financial advice to a wide range of individuals, including many HNWIs and UHNWIs. Kamran and Portillion are registered and authorised by the FCA, and Kamran holds several senior management functions as a regulated individual, including SMF3 Executive Director, SMF16 Compliance Oversight and SMF17 Money Laundering Reporting Officer.

Francesca Yardley

Francesca Yardley (43)

Francesca has 18 years’ experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer. She initially advised on private equity transactions for Linklaters before being appointed as general counsel of one of the UK’s largest food manufacturing business, where she managed their $1.1bn secondary buyout. She subsequently joined an international investment firm where she advised management on fundraising activities, regulatory compliance, portfolio management and exit strategies. Francesca sits on the board of various scale-ups, is an accredited mediator and sits as a magistrate judge.

Cathal Friel

Cathal Friel (57)

Cathal was part of the team that established Merrion Stockbrokers. Following the successful sale of Merrion in 2007, he founded boutique investment bank Raglan Capital. He has co-founded and successfully managed four IPOs on AIM across a range of sectors from O&G to life sciences, for which he has raised more than £500m in funds. He co-founded Fastnet Oil & Gas, which listed on AIM in 2011, was subsequently restructured as a substantial cash shell and transformed into Amryt Pharma (NASDAQ: AMYT) which has a market cap of >US$400m. Cathal is chairman of Open Orphan (AIM: ORPH) and led the successful spin out of Poolbeg Pharma (AIM: POLB). Cathal has been a shareholder in Reabold Resources plc since January 2021.

John McGoldrick

John McGoldrick (65)

John has over 36 years’ upstream experience in a variety of senior management roles, notably at Enterprise Oil where he was responsible for US operations until Shell’s takeover in 2002. He has since served as chairman of Caza Oil & Gas (formerly Falcon Bay Energy), a US onshore E&P company, which he took public in Toronto and London in 2007. Between 2008 and 2013, he was non-executive director at Vanguard Natural Resources, a NYSE-listed oil and gas company. In 2012, John joined Dart Energy International as CEO, subsequently becoming MD until its sale to IGas Energy.

Both Francesca and John will classify as independent non-executive directors. The Proposed Board will forgo any cash payment for directors’ fees and will instead be remunerated with £25,000 in equity for the first 12 months. The Proposed Board would recommend the promotion of the current CFO of Reabold to the Board which would be augmented through the addition of a new CEO with deep industry experience.