Wentworth Resources plc


Driven by strong leaders

Our Board of Directors bring unrivalled expertise in exploration & production, finance and understanding of the African landscape to fuel our long-term growth.


Bob McBean

Non-Executive Chairman

Bob is a mechanical engineer with over 40 years’ experience in the upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas industries. He is an accomplished energy project developer, senior business executive and company director. His extensive experience has seen him originate, develop, and serve as Managing Director at both the Qatar Fuel Additives Company and the Dubai Natural Gas Company (‘‘DUGAS’’). Bob is a co-founder of Scarboro Resources Ltd. which holds interests and operations in Italy, Libya, Abu Dhabi, Indonesia, France, Pakistan, and Canada.

Bob is a member of our Nominations and Reserves Committees.


Katherine Roe

Chief Executive Officer

Katherine has over 20 years of senior corporate and capital markets experience. Having worked as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Wentworth following her role as Vice President Corporate Development & Investor Relations in 2014 – Katherine was appointed as CEO in January 2020. Prior to Wentworth, Katherine spent 11 years at Panmure Gordon & Co having moved from Morgan Stanley’s investment banking division. As well as our CEO, Katherine is independent Non-Executive Director of ITM Power PLC and Longboat Energy PLC.


John Bentley

Non-Executive Director & Senior Independent Director (SID)

John has over 40 years’ experience in international natural resource corporations at executive management and Board level. John’s focus on the upstream oil and gas industry in Africa helped form Energy Africa Ltd, where he was CEO from 1996-2000. Prior to this, he held several senior positions in Gencor Group. He is Non-Executive Director of Africa Energy Corp and Phoenix Global Resources PLC and was previously Non-Executive Chairman of Faroe Petroleum PLC.

John is Chair of our Nominations Committee and a member of the Reserves, Audit and Remuneration Committees.


Tim Bushell

Non-Executive Director & Deputy Chairman

Tim is a qualified geologist with 40 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. He has worked at British Gas, Ultramar, LASMO, and Paladin Resources. Tim was CEO at Falkland Oil and Gas Ltd until its merger with Rockhopper Exploration. He was a co-founder of Core Energy, which via a series of mergers became Point Resources and then Vår Energi, which is now one of the largest E&P companies in Norway. He currently serves as a Non-Executive Director on the boards of Sval Energi AS, Genel Energy PLC, Petro Matad Ltd and Redrock Energy Ltd.

Tim is Chair of our Remuneration and Reserves Committees and a member of the Audit and Nominations Committees.


Iain McLaren

Non-Executive Director

Iain has significant experience in the oil and gas sector as an Audit Committee Chair. He is currently a Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair for Jadestone Energy Inc and Director and Audit Committee Chair of Ecofin Global Utilities and Infrastructure Trust plc. Iain was previously Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for Cairn Energy plc. He is a former President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and a partner at KPMG for 28 years.

Iain is Chair of our Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committees.