ABOUT US

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.

Secretariat

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

Co-founder

Naadira Ogeer
Commonwealth Secretariat

Co-organizer

Anum Farhan
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. K.K. Sarpong

Chair
CEO of the Ghana National
Petroleum Corporation

Mr. Honey Malinga

Member
Director of the Directorate of
Petroleum, Uganda

Mr. Walid Nasr

Member
Chairman of the Lebanese Petroleum
Administration

Dr. Valerie Marcel

Member
Project Lead of the New Producers
Group Chatham House

Ms Naadira Ogeer

Member
Commonwealth Secretariat

Mr Patrick Heller

Member
Natural Resource Governance Institute

Funders

The New Producers Group relies on funding from a wide range of sources, which is critical to safeguarding the independence and objectivity of its research, events, publications and other outputs. In 2019 and 2020 we benefited from sponsorship from the following organisations. 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.