Mr. Pace is a highly regarded geoscientist, who has had a successful career at BP, and its heritage company Amoco (UK) Exploration Company. Mr. Pace has held senior positions at BP for over 10 years, gaining exploration and production experience in Africa, namely Algeria, Angola, Congo, Gabon and Libya, having also extended experience in Europe, Russia and Trinidad. He has contributed to a number of BP’s exploration discoveries over his career, and has managed a very large and active exploration portfolio for BP in Africa. Additionally, Mr. Pace has gained highly sought after experience in the areas of field development and as a commercial manager, dealing with national oil companies and African governments. Mr. Pace holds a BSc in Geology and Oceanography from the University of Wales and an MSc in Geophysics from Imperial College, London. Mr. Pace joined African Petroleum as Chief Operating Officer in October 2012 and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in September 2015. Following the merger with PetroNor E&P Ltd on 30 August 2019, Mr. Pace resigned as Chief Executive Officer on 29 February 2020, but remained on the Board as a Non-Executive Director. On 9 February 2022, Mr. Pace resigned as a Non-Executive Director to act as the temporary CEO until a new CEO is found.