Team

An experienced team with a proven track record in the region


Board of Directors

Sara Edmonson

Chief Executive Officer

Sara joined the company in July 2010. She is fluent in Italian, and previously worked both in Italy and internationally for EY Transaction Advisory Services. She holds an MBA from the St John's University in New York.


David Garland

Non-executive Director

David is the former General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer of Dominion Petroleum Limited (an oil and gas exploration company then listed on the LSE). Before joining Dominion, he had practised as a barrister for 18 years in London. He is also the Legal Advisor to Hague and London Oil plc (an oil and gas exploration company listed on the LSE).


James Parsons

Non-Executive Chairman

Chief Executive Officer at Sound Energy and Non-Executive Chairman at Echo Energy. James has over 20 years’ experience in the fields of strategy, management, finance and corporate development in the energy industry. He started his career with the Royal Dutch Shell group in 1994 and spent 12 years with Shell working in Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Scandinavia, the Netherlands and London. James is a qualified accountant and has a BA Honours in Business Economics.


Fiona MacAulay

Non-Executive Director

Fiona has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and is currently the CEO of Echo Energy PLC. Former Chief Operating Officer and Technical Director of Rockhopper Exploration plc. Fiona, a Chartered Geologist, started her career with Mobil North Sea Limited in 1985 and has subsequently held senior roles in a number of leading oil and gas firms, including Amerada Hess and BG. She is European President of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists


Marco Fumagalli

Non-Executive Director

Marco Fumagalli is Managing Partner at Continental Investment Partners SA, a Swiss-based fund and cornerstone shareholder in Sound Energy and Echo Energy. Marco is a well-known Italian businessman who was previously a Group Partner at 3i. Marco is a qualified accountant and holds a degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan. He is a Non-Executive Director at Sound Energy and Echo Energy.

Management Team

Mr Giorgio Bertuzzi

Exploration & New Projects Manager

Giorgio has over 30 years experience with ENI /Agip, covering many diverse roles: Exploration Manager in northern Italy, Prefeasibility Studies Manager, in Italy; Exploration, Planning and Control in Western and Eastern Africa.


Enzo Vegliante

Production & Development Manager

Enzo is a petroleum engineer with 18 years experience covering different roles (in both the field and office) in different countries for Eni strategic production assets. His background is mainly in reservoir management and his last experience was as a Reservoir Manager for a giant gas condensate field in Kazakhstan.