Thomas Cross  : Executive Chairman
Thomas Cross
Executive Chairman

Tom is a Chartered Director and petroleum engineer with extensive energy sector experience, spanning projects in more than 20 countries. Tom was the founder and Chief Executive of Dana Petroleum plc through until its sale to the Korea National Oil Corporation in 2010. Prior to Dana, he held senior positions with Conoco, Thomson North Sea, Louisiana Land and Exploration and was Director of Engineering at the UK Petroleum Science and Technology Institute. Tom is a former Chairman of BRINDEX, the Association of British Independent Oil Companies, a former adviser to the BBC on energy affairs and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

Andrew Smith : Business Development Director
Andrew Smith
Business Development Director

Following a fifteen-year career in private practice, Andrew joined the Parkmead Group in January 2019 initially as Group Asset Manager before heading up the Renewables Division as Managing Director in 2022. In 2023 he was appointed to the Board of Directors overseeing all Business Development activity.


Previously holding the role of Associate Partner at Ryden LLP, he has advised many private developers, investors, local authorities, government agencies and blue-chip institutions on all aspects of commercial real estate and land. His expertise is the identification and execution of both asset and corporate transactions as well as the promotion of onshore option agreements for our organic projects. His network, experience and knowledge in this sector will be vital to the continued expansion of the groups onshore renewable energy division.


Andrew holds a Bachelor of Land Economics (BLE) degree and is also a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).  Andrew is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Directors (IoD).

Robert Finlay : Non-Executive Director
Robert Finlay
Non-Executive Director

Robert has over 30 years of experience as a corporate adviser to a range of companies quoted on the London Stock Exchange AIM and Main Market, including a number of energy companies. He is currently a Director in the corporate advisory team at Shore Capital. His earlier career included roles as Head of Corporate at Stockdale Securities and Head of Corporate Finance at Canaccord Genuity. Robert is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee at Parkmead.

Colin MacLaren : Non-Executive Director
Colin MacLaren
Non-Executive Director

Colin has over 37 years of experience in commercial law and joined the Parkmead Board of Directors in May 2020 as a Non-Executive Director. His most recent role was as a Partner at Brodies LLP, a top 50 UK law firm and one of the largest in Scotland. Colin brings a wealth of experience to the Parkmead Board of Directors. His extensive legal and commercial knowledge, including across the land and property arena, will be valuable to Parkmead as we grow our portfolio beyond the oil and gas sector to include onshore renewable energies. Colin holds a LLB law degree from the University of Aberdeen.