We are a member driven network of government officials, national oil company executives and subject matter experts from 26 countries. We help each other manage our petroleum resources in the most effective way and forge new development paths that create prosperity in the energy transition.


Our initiative is coordinated by Chatham House, the Natural Resource Governance Institute and the Commonwealth Secretariat. Finance and administration are managed by the Commonwealth Secretariat (and historically by Chatham House, until 2022). The secretariat manages the project.

Valerie Marcel
Chatham House

Director, Co-founder

Patrick Heller
Natural Resource Governance Institute


Naadira Ogeer
Commonwealth Secretariat


Chris Aylett
Chatham House

Project Administrator

Nicola Woodroffe
Natural Resource Governance Institute


Advisory Board

The Board advises the New Producers Group’s Secretariat on matters that directly concern the Group’s activities, partnerships and fundraising efforts. The Advisory Board is envisioned to further the mission, reach and impact of the New Producers Group. Its aim is also to increase the accountability of the New Producers Group’s Secretariat to its member countries.

Dr. Mohamed Amin Adam

Deputy Minister for Energy, Ghana

Mr. Honey Malinga

Director of the Directorate of
Petroleum, Uganda

Ms. Vandana G. Panday

Director Staatsolie Hydrocarbons Institute, Suriname

Ms. Celia Correia

Senior Engineer, INP

Amb. Ombeni Sefue

Chairman of the Board of Directors
TPDC Tanzania


The New Producers Group relies on funding from a range of sources, which is critical to safeguarding the independence and objectivity of its research, events, publications and other outputs. Our current funders are listed below. If you are interested in funding our initiative, please visit the Get Involved page.

Partner organisations

Our knowledge partners contribute invaluable time, insights and data to the project.