2017 saw Ophir take important steps to adapt and right-size the business, meet key operational targets and replenish our exploration portfolio. Nevertheless, we are disappointed to have not yet achieved the Fortuna project FID despite having made significant progress on the project.
The Board and Senior Management bring a broad range of business skills and experience to the Company
William (Bill) Schrader
Chairman of the Board
Bill Schrader was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in February 2013 and as Chairman on 30 April 2016. He is Chairman of the Nomination Committee and member of the Corporate Responsibility, Remuneration and Technical and Reserves Committees. Bill Schrader has over 30 years’ experience working at BP plc, including as Chief Executive of several country operations, as President of the Azerbaijan International Operating Company and as Chief Operating Officer of TNK-BP. In December 2014 Bill Schrader was appointed Non-Executive Director of CHC Group Ltd, he is also Non-Executive Chairman of Bahamas Petroleum Company plc and Non-Executive Director of the Hess Corporation. Mr Schrader holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from the University of Houston. Throughout his career Bill Schrader has been commended for his strong leadership qualities, strategic vision and capability in managing complex operating and government relationships.