Executive Director, and Chief Executive Officer
Philip Maxwell joined Dove in 2008, and he leads the Group, and its subsidiary companies. He is responsible to the Board for achieving the Group’s Business Plan objectives.
Prior to joining Dove Energy, Mr Maxwell has worked in the oil and gas industry for more than 34 years in a variety of roles, ranging from upstream new ventures, to managing oil & gas production companies. He has worked on projects in many of the world’s basins from offices in the UK, Ireland, Australia, Oman, Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Dubai. He spent the first 20 years of his career with BP, and has also worked with Pennzoil , Ramco, Amerada Hess, and Dubai Petroleum.
Mr. Maxwell holds a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Physics from Southampton University, UK.
Executive Director, and Chief Financial Officer
James is Chief Financial Officer, responsible for all financial aspects of Dove Energy’s business, with particular emphasis on relationships with joint venture partners and other investors.
Moving to Dubai in 2002, he was responsible for all aspects of business development strategy and implementation, for the Dubai International Financial Centre. James also served as Senior Executive Officer of the DIFC Branch of Jersey based Volaw Trust & Corporate Services Limited; established IDS International Limited; a specialist investment fund administration company and established Omega Marketing Consultants, a financial consultancy.
His career includes 16 years at the Bank of America, in a number of international positions including Global Treasurer - The Private Bank; San Francisco and London; Director of Sales - BankAmerica International, New York; CEO – BankAmerica Trust and Banking Corporation, Cayman Islands; CFO - World Banking Group, Asia Division, based in Tokyo and Head of Liability Product Development, based in San Francisco.
David Montgomery Director, and Chief Operating Officer
David Montgomery is a Director of the Group. He is 57 years of age.
David has 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry in Petroleum Engineering and Joint Venture Commercial Management , spanning the North Sea, Thailand, Nigeria, Syria, Brazil and Yemen, mostly with Unocal and laterly with Dove Energy. He also has extensive commercial expertise in oil export terminal operations, and was mandated by the Sullom Voe Terminal owners to negotiate the terms of various delivery, storage and export agreements.
David is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London and he is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He holds a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Geology from Nottinghan University and an MSc in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College, London.
Andrew Hurst Director Professor Andrew Hurst has held the Chair of Production Geosciences at the University Of Aberdeen since 1992. He is a petroleum geologist with broad exploration and production geosciences industry experience from 1981 to 1992 in both Statoil and Unocal.
Andrew’s awards include the Geological Society of London’s William Smith Award, 1993; the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers Wegener Medal, 2004; and the American Association Of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Service Medal, 2007.
He has had a very distinguished career of past service on many oil & gas industry organizations. Andrew is currently the Vice-Chair of the AAPG Publications Committee; a member of the Norwegian Research Council Evaluation Committee PETROMAX, and a member of the AAPG 100th Anniversary Committee.