Hugh Mackay, CEO

Hugh, a geologist who joined Europa in 2011, has a wealth of experience in the oil and gas sector, including eight years at BP in a variety of roles in the UK, Oman and Egypt, then at Enterprise Oil in leadership roles, culminating as head of the SE Asia division. Hugh sold the Peak Group to AGR ASA for $50 million and founded Avannaa Resources, a leading mineral exploration company in Greenland. Hugh has a BSc in Geology from the University of Edinburgh and a Sloan MSc in Management from London Business School.


Phil Greenhalgh, Finance Director

Phil graduated from Imperial College with a BEng in chemical engineering and subsequently became a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He began his financial career as Financial Controller with Kelco International, a subsidiary of Merck & Co. He moved to Monsanto plc before becoming Finance Director with Pharmacia Ltd. He moved to Whatman plc, a FTSE 250 company, where he led the financing of a €50m company acquisition, oversaw a substantial share price recovery and was a key player in the Whatman turnaround.


William Ahlefeldt, Non-executive Director

William helped take Europa onto AIM and remains its largest shareholder. He started his career at Maersk as a petroleum engineer followed, in 1987, by IPEC, a London based consultancy, where he was responsible for field reserves estimations. In 1990, he became an independent consultant, undertaking field and portfolio evaluations for acquisitions and field development work on a range of projects in the North Sea, former Soviet Union and Middle East. He is also the founder of IFX Infoforex Ltd. William has continued to be active in petroleum engineering consulting, carrying out portfolio evaluations and project management.


Colin Bousfield, Non-executive Chairman

Colin is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Banking having spent over 30 years in banking with Barclays, Bank of Scotland, RBS and Commonwealth Bank of Australia, primarily involved in providing finance and corporate advice to oil and gas companies. Colin was CFO for a private unconventional resources group active in Europe, Composite Energy, prior to its sale to Dart Energy Ltd of Australia. He was then CFO for a European onshore drilling services company, Geometric Drilling Ltd, prior to its sale to the Entrepose Contracting group.


Roderick Corrie, Non-executive Director

Roderick is a graduate of Cambridge University and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Banking. He has been strategic adviser and financier with a variety of companies and holds or has held executive or non-executive roles in corporate finance, strategic advice, TV advertising, financial services, health, property, internet services, mineral exploration & development, investment and manufacturing companies.