Executive directors

  • ARCAudit & Risk Committee
  • NCNominations Committee
  • RCRemuneration Committee
  • TCTechnical Committee
  • ESGESG Committee
Antony Maris

Antony Maris

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Maris brings 35 years of wide-ranging oil and gas sector technical and business leadership experience to Hurricane. Prior to his appointment as CEO, he spent 15 years with Pharos Energy plc (previously SOCO International plc) where he was Chief Operating Officer from 2012 to early 2020. In this role, he was responsible for the development and operation of several oilfields, in joint venture with local and other parties, including fractured basement reservoirs offshore Vietnam and onshore Yemen. Pharos Energy’s Vietnam assets, which delivered 60,000 bopd gross peak volumes, contributed significantly to Vietnam’s overall hydrocarbon output. He was awarded the Friendship Order Medal by the Vietnam Government for his significant contribution to exploration and production activities.

Previously, Mr Maris worked in a variety of engineering, commercial and management roles with Consort Resources Limited, LASMO plc, Monument Oil and Gas plc, and Phillips Petroleum. He holds a B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering and an MBA.

Richard Chaffe

Richard Chaffe

Chief Financial Officer

Mr Chaffe is a Chartered Accountant with over 10 years’ experience in the industry in the UK. Before joining Hurricane as Head of Finance, he was Finance Director of the UK subsidiary of EOG Resources Inc., an independent oil and gas exploration and production company with a market value of over $35 billion. Prior to this, he worked for Ernst & Young for nine years, split between client facing work and working as part of an audit quality team within the London office.

Non-executive directors

John Wright

John Wright

Interim Chairman

Mr Wright has 25 years oil and gas experience with a diverse range of E&P and consultancies companies.  He has a petroleum engineering background, specialising in commercial roles both in the UK and the USA with CNR, Amerada Hess and BG before becoming a consultant in 2008.  As a consultant he has run multi discipline teams for various acquisition and reserve determination projects in  most regions of the world including West Africa, South East Asia, USA and Europe for both oil and gas, upstream and mid-stream. Since 2015, Mr Wright and Mr Craik have issued technical and commercial guidance to shareholders with regards Hurricane’s exploration success and development decisions.

Mr Wright holds a Beng in Engineering and a MSc in Petroleum engineering. He is one of the nominee directors of the Crystal Amber Fund. Together with Mr Craik, he was appointed to the Board of Hurricane Energy plc on 29 June 2021. Mr Wright is Interim Chairman of the Company.

David Craik

David Craik

Non-Executive Director

Mr Craik is a highly experienced petroleum explorer with over 40 years of experience in the industry. He has worked on a wide range of international and UKCS projects and petroleum reservoir systems and has held technical and managerial posts at most levels for exploration companies, including Cluff Oil, Gulf Oil, Blackfriars Oil & Gas, Sun International and British Gas.  From 1996 Mr Craik worked as an independent consultant for upstream clients and since 2015, Mr Craik and Mr Wright have issued technical and commercial guidance to shareholders with regards Hurricane’s exploration success and development decisions.

Mr Craik holds a B.Sc. in Geology and an M.Sc. in Sedimentology. He is one of the nominee directors of the Crystal Amber Fund. Together with Mr Wright, he was appointed to the Board of Hurricane Energy plc on 29 June 2021.