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.


Stephen West

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Chartered Accountant with over 26 years of financial and corporate experience gained in public practice, oil and gas, mining, and investment banking. He has held senior positions in oil and gas and mining companies, including Apollo Consolidated Limited (ASX: AOP) where he was a Non-Executive Director from 2012 to 2018, Zeta Petroleum plc where he is co-founder and current Non-Executive Chairman and PetroNor E&P Limited (OSE: PNOR) where he was Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer until February 2020, having been instrumental in the successful merger of African Petroleum Corporation Limited and PetroNor E&P Limited in August 2019, and the subsequent integration of the two companies. Prior to 2002, Mr West worked in the banking sector, including for Barclays Capital London where he managed Global Finance Projects.

Non-executive Director

Alexander Benger

Alexander is an experienced small-cap focused corporate financier. Initially having focused on operational management within financial services companies, Alex moved into corporate finance in 2003 and has been involved in numerous fund raisings, stock market flotations and corporate actions for both private and public companies. For the last 12 years he has concentrated predominately on London quoted small-cap businesses, including four and a half years working for SME Stock Exchanges.

Non-executive Director

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.