Leadership | AGS

Strong management

Each of AGS executives have decades long, proven industry experience and are professionally qualified with Masters in Business degrees, undergraduate degrees in the geosciences, electrical, mechanical and marine engineering.

Every staff member has developed their individual skills and in-depth knowledge through years spent working on seismic crews around the world. They have all experienced and understand what it means to work in remote, harsh and challenging environments. They have first hand knowledge about know how to be adaptable and creative in the face of adversity.

Lee Parker

President and CEO

Mr Parker is Co-founder of AGS. He is a highly qualified international executive with over 30 years of demonstrated leadership as an oilfield services executive. Reported to CEO managing a USD 400 million global oilfield services division. Mr Parker has operated as an officer in private equity mode with successful exit in 2006, subsequently operated as an officer of a US public company for six years until its privatization. Mr Parker has successfully expanded global markets, introduced new technology and achieved year-on-year international growth of more than 30% from 2006 to 2009.

Svein Knudsen


Mr.Knudsen is a Norwegian citizen with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Appalachian State University in North Carolina, USA. Mr. Knudsen’s previous roles include 11 years in the position of CFO with EMGS and senior roles in the finance and treasury functions at PGS, and prior to this; two years within the investment bank division of Nordea Bank in Norway. Most recently Mr. Knudsen has acted as a non-executive director, MultiClient Geophysical ASA, a listed Norwegian seismic company, and executive advisor to other listed companies in the seismic sector.

Rick Dunlop

EVP Operations

Mr Dunlop is Co-founder of AGS. He holds an MBA and 35 years of broad ranging global experience in the geophysical services industry in roles from Project Manager to Senior Vice President at a US public company.

Neville Mathers

Global Operations Manager

Mr Mathers has 34 years experience in the oil exploration industry worldwide across a varied range of exploration methods, in an equally diverse number of countries. With a mechanical engineering background, his extensive field experience across these environments and cultures, and ability to adapt, makes him a leader in his field.