Chief Executive Director

John Potter

John is an accomplished Chief Executive and project manager with many years' experience working within the energy sector. John brings a wide range of skills, knowledge, and industry connections. John's proficiencies in understanding and identifying the best technologies in projects and his proven abilities in developing relationships with stakeholders, including operators, politicians, financiers, technology providers and regulators, are well proven and have brought significant value to the companies he has previously worked with. John joined TomCo as Chief Executive in February 2018.


Malcolm Groat

Malcolm is a Chartered Accountant and has a wide range of experience in corporate life, with roles as Chairman, Non- Executive Director, Chair of Audit, CEO, COO and CFO for several companies. He is an adviser on compliance and governance, strategy, and operational improvement, and managing the risks of rapid change.

Non-executive Director

Robert Kirchner

Robb is an experienced board and oil industry executive, having spent over 30 years in senior roles in the industry. In recent years, he has successfully brought several new energy technologies to the market. He is currently CEO of Cornerstone Energy Africa Ltd, an Africa focused oil exploration and production company, and Managing Director of BCI International, a consulting and financial advisory business focused on the energy sector. His previous roles include being COO of African Power Corporation; CFO and Deputy CEO of Kungur Oilfield Equipment and Services; and CEO of First Africa Oil plc and Deputy CEO of Sibir Energy plc, when those companies were quoted on AIM. Robert also spent 13 years with ExxonMobil Corporation from 1988 to 2001, and worked extensively across Africa and the FSU. He has dual US/UK nationality.

Non-executive Director

Richard Horsman

Richard is an experienced public company director and is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Toople plc, a main market listed provider of bespoke telecom solutions. He is also Executive Chairman of privately held Gardien Group. He was previously senior independent non-executive director of Plethora Solutions Holdings plc and CEO of Cybit Holdings plc, both on AIM. During his tenure at Cybit the company grew, from inception, to revenues of £25 million and went through multiple acquisitions. Cybit was acquired in a deal with a US based private equity firm at over a 100% premium to the prevailing market price. Richard was also previously Chairman and CEO of Atego Group, a private company providing mission and safety critical software and consulting services to the aerospace, military and automotive sectors.