Tom Mackay
Interim Chief Executive Officer

Tom Mackay is a Geologist/Petroleum Engineer with a successful career in petroleum operations, management and financing. With a BSc (Hons) in geology from Durham University, he began his career as a Petroleum Engineer with Shell and subsequently moved to Clyde Petroleum PLC where he became Manager, Existing Ventures until it was acquired by Gulf Canada in 1997. Since then he has been an active petroleum consultant on acquisition and new venture projects with a wide range of clients, including Petrofac and Enquest. For a period he served as CEO of a private E&P company, Oil Quest Holdings Limited and from 2002 to 2007 he held senior management positions at Stratic Energy Corporation. He is currently a Partner in Gemini Oil & Gas Advisors LLP which acts as technical and financial advisor to the Gemini Oil & Gas Funds, investing in global appraisal and development projects. He was appointed a non-executive director of Aminex in September 2014 and interim Chief Executive Officer in May 2019.


Aaron LeBlanc
Chief Operating Officer
Aaron LeBlanc is a Geoscientist with 15 years in oil and gas exploration, development and operations. He has worked in Western Canada, the Former Soviet Union, Europe, North Africa, East Africa, the Middle East and South-east Asia. His early career was spent with Devon Energy Corporation where he was an integral member of the Iron River oilfield development which saw production increase from 3,000 to 30,000 BBLS/d. Prior to joining Aminex he was Vice-President Exploration at Serinus Energy Inc and was a key member of the team that grew their Ukrainian gas production 10-fold through an aggressive drilling programme. As COO at Aminex he is responsible for operations in Tanzania and elsewhere when applicable.

Brian Cassidy
General Counsel and Company Secretary
Brian Cassidy is a Solicitor qualified in England and Scotland. He has over 20 years' experience in the oil and gas industry, during which time he was based in the UK, Azerbaijan, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and South Korea. Before moving in-house, he held senior roles with Ledingham Chalmers LLP, McGrigors LLP and Clifford Chance LLP. Prior to joining Aminex PLC, he was Head of Legal and Company Secretary at Bowleven plc.

Thierry Murcia
Tanzania Country Manager
Thierry Murcia is Aminex's Country Manager in Tanzania and has been based in Dar es Salaam since 2008. He has an MBA from the University of Western Australia and prior to joining Aminex worked for both Caltex and BP in Australia in a variety of management positions. As well as day to day operational management in-country, he is Aminex's first point of contact with the Tanzanian authorities. He also serves as Honorary Australian Consul in Tanzania and is one of the founders of the Australian Tanzania Society, an NGO registered in Dar es Salaam.

Prosper Victus
General Manager Ndovu Resources Limited
Prosper Victus is a registered engineer and holds a Masters degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is a former Tanzanian government official who served as Assistant Commissioner for Energy in Tanzania between 1992 and 2013, responsible for oil and Gas in the Ministry of Energy and Minerals. His primary functions included regulation of the petroleum sub-sector with emphasis on the promotion of investment, licensing and advising on policy instruments for regulation of the industry. As Head of the Petroleum Section of the Energy Department, he participated in international PSA negotiations. During his career he has also been chairman of the East African Petroleum Conference, the National Fertiliser and Agricultural Chemicals Committee under the Prime Minister’s Office, the National Engineering Company Ltd. and BP(T) Ltd. He has served as a board member of the TPDC and the National Environmental Management Council.

Aminex PLC is a public limited company incorporated in Ireland.

Registered number: 72399

Registered address: Paramount Court, Corrig Road, Sandyford Business Park, Dublin 18, D18 R9C7

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