Meet the 2020 PESGB Council Election Nominees – Treasurer – Graham Robertson
Graham obtained a degree in Geology from the University of Aston in Birmingham in 1978 and has since spent over 40 years working in the international oil industry. Graham researched and developed the first digital probe permeameter for the core analysis industry in 1987. Following several years of managing small geological laboratories in the UK and West Africa Graham founded his own oilfield services company and acquired Corex in 1988. At this time he gained an ACCA qualification in Accounting and Finance. He raised venture capital to undertake several acquisitions including Paleoservices and to rapidly grow his business over the subsequent years. Graham sold the company in 1994 and was retained as Managing Director. Today he is Vice President of Premier Oilfield Group, who acquired Corex in 2016. Premier Oilfield Group currently have geological and core analysis laboratories throughout the world.
Graham completed an MBA at Henley Business School in 2011; his research thesis was in Corporate Governance linked to investor relations and Board Dynamics. Following the MBA, Graham completed the IOD Certificate in Company Direction followed by the IOD Diploma in Company Direction. He is now working towards Chartered Director status through the IOD. Graham has a strong interest in Board Evaluation and has lectured in Corporate Governance and “Building a Better Board” at the Institute of Directors, Henley Business School and Aston University Business School.
Graham is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.