Mr Fitzpatrick has over 20 years’ experience as a corporate finance consultant. In the last 15 years he has been instrumental in advising a number of companies on their acquisitions, funding and subsequent flotations. Mr Fitzpatrick was Chairman of Global Marine Energy plc, a listed oil services company. He is currently Chairman of RiskAlliance Group plc, Halcyon Oil & Gas Limited and Aboyne-Clyde Rubber Estates of Ceylon Limited. He is a non-executive director of Acorn Minerals plc. He is a member of the Audit Committee Institute. In the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2012, Mr. Fitzpatrick was awarded an MBE for services to education.