“We focus on optimising effective business relationships between companies/investors and African governments in natural resources and related industries.”

Max de Vietri, Principal Advisor

Eve Howell

Senior Adviser

Ms Howell is an experienced executive and company director who has worked for more than 40 years in the oil and gas industry in the UK and Australia in various technical, managerial and executive roles.


Born in Khartoum, Sudan, to a Sudanese father and English mother, Eve moved to the UK as a young woman where later she began her career as a geophysicist. In 1981, she travelled to Perth, Western Australia, for a short term assignment which resulted in a stay of 34 years and Australian citizenship.


In Australia, Eve worked at Apache Corporation for 17 years reaching the position of Regional Vice President for the Australian Region and Managing Director of Apache Energy Limited between 2004 and 2006. At Apache, Eve was involved in the discovery and development of numerous offshore oil and gas fields leading to the establishment of oil export facilities and gas infrastructure that enabled competitive power generation for the mining provinces of inland Western Australia.


In 2006, Eve joined Woodside Energy Ltd where she was Executive Vice President and CEO of the North West Shelf, Australia’s largest resource project. During her tenure at Woodside she was involved in the recontracting of LNG supplies with Japanese utility companies, the redevelopment of the oil infrastructure and the expansion of the LNG project to 17mtpa.


Since 2012, Eve has served on boards of private and public mining, petroleum and service companies operating in Africa as well as in Australia, South-East Asia and South America.


Eve brings a wealth of experience to African Geopolitics particularly in terms of oil and gas exploration, production and infrastructure. Complementing this is Eve’s Sudanese background giving her a unique insight into African society and culture.


Eve graduated from the University of London with a Bachelor of Science degree (Honours in Geology and Mathematics) and holds an MBA from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. She has three nationalities: Sudanese/British and Australian.