ABOUT US

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.

Secretariat

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

Co-founder

Naadira Ogeer
Commonwealth Secretariat

Co-organizer

Chris Aylett
Chatham House

Project Administrator

Nicola Woodroffe
Natural Resource Governance Institute

Co-organizer

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

Chair
Deputy Minister for Energy, Ghana

Mr. Honey Malinga

Member
Director of the Directorate of
Petroleum, Uganda

Mr. Walid Nasr

Member
Chairman of the Lebanese Petroleum
Administration

Ms. Celia Correia

Member
Senior Engineer, INP
Mozambique

Amb. Ombeni Sefue

Member
Chairman of the Board of Directors
TPDC Tanzania

Funders

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.