About International Petroleum

Board of Directors

  Mr Antony William Paul Sage
Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Antony Sage has over 25 years' experience in the fields of corporate advisory services, funds management and capital raising.  Mr Sage is based in Western Australia and has been involved in the management and financing of listed mining companies for the last 15 years. 

Mr Sage is also Chairman of ASX listed entities Cape Lambert Resources Limited, Cauldron Energy Limited, International Goldfields Limited and Fe Limited and Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of NSX listed African Petroleum Corporation Limited. Mr Sage is also a Director of ASX Listed African Iron Limited.


Mr Simon Christopher Hopkinson
BSc (Hons) Physics
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Executive Director

Mr Chris Hopkinson has 24 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. Mr Hopkinson joined International Petroleum from BG Group, where he was Senior Vice President of North Africa.  Before that, Mr Hopkinson spent eight years working in Russia as CEO of Imperial Energy Corporation plc and in senior management positions for TNK-BP, Yukos and Lukoil. Mr Hopkinson started his career with Shell, working in various locations worldwide.


Mr William McAvock
BA (Hons) Accountancy, Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) & Executive Director

Mr McAvock has been CFO of the Company since January 2011.  Prior to that, he had been Group Financial Controller of natural resource exploration businesses for over seven years. He spent over three years at Adastra Minerals Inc. (dual listed on TSX and AIM) and following its takeover in 2006 by First Quantum Minerals Limited (TSX: FM and LSE: FQM), four years at African Minerals Limited (AIM: AMI), the iron ore project development company that is developing the Tonkolili project in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

Mr Frank Timis
Non-Executive Director

Frank Timis is a successful resources entrepreneur. Mr Timis has interests in numerous resource companies listed in London, Australia and Toronto and in assets worldwide. Mr Timis has raised approximately US$2 billion on the financial markets worldwide.

Mr Timis is also Executive Chairman of AIM listed mineral exploration company, African Minerals Limited and a Non-Executive Chairman of NSX listed African Petroleum Corporation Limited.
Mr Timothy Paul Turner
B Bus (Acc), FCPA, FTIA, Registered Company Auditor
Non-Executive Director

Mr Timothy Turner is a senior partner with accounting firm Hewitt Turner & Gelevitis. Mr Turner specialises in domestic business structuring, corporate and trust tax planning and corporate secretarial. Mr Turner also has in excess of 21 years experience in new ventures, capital raisings and general business consultancy.

Mr Turner has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Business Administration), is a Registered Company Auditor, Fellow of CPA Australia and a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia.