As both a field- and office-based geologist, geophysicist and exploration manager, Dr. Bruce amassed more than 25 years of professional exploration experience across the globe, including in New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea, China, Thailand, India and Cuba as well as research in the Antarctic. Within the Group, Dr. Bruce utilizes his wide-ranging technical expertise and network of contacts to monitor exploration and production operations, generate prospects and evaluate new opportunities.
He earned his PhD in geology and geochemistry from the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, where he later lectured in geology. He worked at New Zealand Oil & Gas Ltd, Indo-Pacific Energy Ltd (now known as Austral Pacific Energy Ltd) and Pacific Tiger Energy as a geologist and geophysicist before setting up his own business as an oil exploration consultant. He has been a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) for 30 years and is a member of the South East Asia Petroleum Exploration Society (Seapex).
Mr. Ho Choo Soo
Mr. Ho was appointed as the Financial Controller of the Group in May 2016. He is responsible for the Group’s finance and accounting functions, including budgeting, managing of cash flows, taxation matters and ensuring compliance of statutory audit requirements for the Group.
He joined the Group in July 2014 as Finance Manager and assisted the then Chief Financial Officer with the Group’s finance, accounting, tax, compliance and reporting matters. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Ho had over 11 years of experience in audit and accounting and previously served as an external auditor at KPMG.
Mr. Ho has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from the University of London.