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  John Wood – Chief Executive
John has had a distinguished career within the Oil and Gas sector, holding senior posts with BAE Systems and more recently he was the global head of Oil and Gas with Aurecon, a global engineering and advisory organisation. John has undertaken projects in Australia, USA, Africa, Europe and the UK, building up extensive experience delivering pre-FEED, FEED, FID (Final Investment Decision) and EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contracts involving storage and infrastructure developments.
In recent months John has been working as a consultant for InfraStrata and has been closely involved in agreeing the contracts with Costain, DEEP KBB and WSP, as well as the appointment of Evan Passaris as a specialist in salt cavern gas storage. During his engagement, John has been managing all FEED related activities on behalf of the Company.
John is ideally suited to overseeing the operational areas of the Islandmagee Project given his wealth of technical experience across a wide variety of similar developments. He is a well-known and highly respected industry professional and has extensive experience of working with InfraStrata's FEED partners.
  Graham Lyon – Non-Executive Chairman
Graham is a senior energy, oil and gas executive with over 30 years’ experience encompassing global technical, operational and commercial leadership roles.

He is currently a Director of Soncer Limited, a private Oil and Gas leadership consulting firm, undertaking board and executive positions for private and listed companies. He has actively led and advised on major M&A transactions and the financing and restructuring of companies and projects throughout the world.

Graham is Executive Chairman at Comet Energy, a private Canadian oil and gas company and is Non-Executive Chairman of Pearland Energy, a Nigerian oil and gas company. Graham also Chairs the Technical Advisory Committee and is a Board Advisor to Sirius Petroleum plc (AIM: SRSP) where he has helped structure the vendor financing consortia that Sirius has put together to develop its Nigerian oil production assets.

Graham has recently held a number of board level positions at private and listed companies including; Non-Executive Director at Tarbagatay Munay LLP, a private Kazakhstani oil and gas company where he also chaired the Corporate Governance committee, Hawkley Oil & Gas Limited (ASX: HOG), Range Resources Limited (AIM: RRL, ASX: RRS) where he chaired the Reserves committee and was a member of Remuneration, Nomination and Corporate Governance committees, and MENA Hydrocarbons (TSX: MNH) as CEO. Before establishing Soncer, Graham was Vice President of Petro-Canada (TSX: PCA), where he led business development for its international business unit, which was formerly the international company Veba Oil and Gas GmbH. In his earlier technical career he worked for Shell and Chevron.

  Matthew Beardmore – Non-Executive Director
Matthew is a practising solicitor and quantity surveyor who has been primarily focused on the delivery of major built environment and infrastructure projects from conception to completion. During the last 20 years Matthew has had responsibility for the contractual, operational and commercial performance of a portfolio of projects worth in aggregate over £3bn. This has ranged from power plants to football stadia as well as major urban regeneration schemes. Within the last five years Matthew has obtained significant experience and knowledge through working in a role as Head of Capital Projects for a UK regional government authority. He therefore, has significant experience with the EU funding framework. The Board believes that these skills are going to be very beneficial to InfraStrata and will ensure the Company maximises its potential in this area.
  Arun Raman – Non-Executive Director
Arun Raman has spent the past 20 years within the commodities and infrastructure sector. While at Star Energy Group plc (now known as Petronas Energy Trading Ltd.), Arun was responsible for commercialising its 10BCF Humbly Grove Underground Gas Storage Project, including the negotiation and commercial delivery of the Gas Storage Agreement with Vitol SA as the capacity offtake client. He also negotiated and executed agreements with the National Grid in relation to physical gas flows between the Humbly Grove gas storage facility and the National Transmission System. On the trading side, Arun set up trading desks for natural gas, power and carbon emissions for the group. Following on from there, Arun was hired by Vitol Services Ltd. in London where he was actively trading carbon emissions and other commodities. Arun specialises in commercial negotiations and monetising assets underpinned by commodity flows as well as trading of commodities around such assets. Arun is a qualified Chartered Accountant having completed his training with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Citibank N.A. in India. He has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for the last 17 years post qualification. He also holds the designation of Certified Internal Auditor awarded to him by the Institute of Internal Auditors, Florida, USA.
Senior Management

  Andy Duncan – Chief Financial Officer (non-board)
Andy has been an independent consultant providing advice and assistance on finance and banking to corporates in the oil and gas sector, including most recently with InfraStrata where he was instrumental in securing the financing to begin the FEED. Prior to consulting, Andy’s most recent role had been as Executive Director-Oil & Gas at Standard Chartered Bank, where he managed the bank’s global relationships with a number of oil and gas majors and independents. Andy has over 11 years of oil and gas finance experience working for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Halifax Bank of Scotland providing structured financings and project finance to corporates for oil and gas assets across Europe, Africa and the Americas. Andy has significant experience of large engineering projects as, prior to entering banking, he spent 10 years in industry as a chartered mechanical engineer, where he designed topsides facilities for UK North Sea platforms as well as designing fluidised catalytic cracking units for multiple refineries across Europe. Andy has a BEng (Hons) in mechanical engineering from Nottingham University and an MBA from London Business School.