We are a member driven network of government officials, national oil company executives and subject matter experts from over 30 countries. We help each other manage our petroleum resources effectively and prepare for the world beyond oil and gas.


Our initiative is coordinated by Chatham House, the Natural Resource Governance Institute and the Commonwealth Secretariat. Finance and Administration are primarily managed by the Energy, Environment and Resources Programme at Chatham House.

Valerie Marcel
Chatham House

Project Lead, Co-founder

Patrick Heller
Natural Resource Governance Institute


Naadira Ogeer
Commonwealth Secretariat


Anum Farhan
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. K.K. Sarpong

CEO of the Ghana National
Petroleum Corporation

Mr. Honey Malinga

Director of the Directorate of
Petroleum, Uganda

Mr. Walid Nasr

Chairman of the Lebanese Petroleum

Dr. Valerie Marcel

Project Lead of the New Producers
Group Chatham House

Ms Naadira Ogeer

Commonwealth Secretariat

Mr Patrick Heller

Natural Resource Governance Institute


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

Many organisations contribute invaluable time, insights and data to the project.