Our Team

Our Board of directors focuses on setting our strategy to align with our purpose, drivers and values. This helps to ensure that we maintain long term success and deliver sustainable value.

Our experienced board

Our experienced board

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AIM Rules Committee

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ESG Committee

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Remuneration Committee

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Audit Committee

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Chair

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Member

Graham Martin

Non-Executive Chairman

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Graham is an experienced senior natural resources executive and brings a wealth of international expertise. From 1997 to 2016 he served as an Executive Director of Tullow Oil plc, an oil and gas exploration, development and production company listed in London, Dublin and in Ghana. Prior to Tullow, Graham was a partner at the US energy law firm Vinson & Elkins LLP, having started his legal career in Scotland. He is currently also a Non-Executive Director of Kenmare Resources plc, one of the leading global producers of titanium minerals and zircon listed in London and Dublin.

He holds a degree in Law and Economics from the University of Edinburgh.

Iman Hill

Non-Executive Director

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Iman Hill is currently Executive Director of the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers. She also serves as nonexecutive Independent Board Director of Oil Spill Response Ltd and DHT Holding Inc.

Iman is a Petroleum Engineer with 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry with extensive global expertise in the technical and commercial aspects of the petroleum business, in particular field development, capital projects and production operations. Iman’s experience has been gained in the Middle East, North and West Africa, South America, the Far East, and the North Sea in a number of diverse settings from onshore to ultra-deep water with companies that include BP, Shell, BG Group and Dana Gas, where as well as her role as Technical Director, GM UAE and President Egypt, she also ran one of the Egyptian joint ventures as Managing Director and Board member of the Egyptian Bahraini Gas Derivatives Company.

Tom Hickey

Non-Executive Director

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Tom is currently CEO of Boru Energy Limited, the West African focussed private oil and gas company, which is supported by The Carlyle Group. Tom is known across the oil and gas industry and beyond as a significant contributor to the success of Tullow Oil plc in his role as CFO from 2000 to 2008. During this time he was central to the successful conclusion of major acquisitions and exploration discoveries which helped shape that company into a leading Independent oil and gas exploration and production company.

He developed and implemented the financial strategy which saw Tullow grow from a micro-cap company to a FTSE 100 business valued at $15bn. In addition to his work with Boru and Tullow, Tom has served on the Boards of a number of oil and gas businesses, building experience in finance and operations in projects across the globe, including markets in which United currently participate.

Tom is a Commerce graduate of University College Dublin and a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Brian Larkin

Chief Executive Officer

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Brian is the founding director of United Oil and Gas PLC.

Brian is a Qualified Accountant and has an MBA from Dublin City University. Brian has extensive oil and gas industry experience having worked for both Tullow Oil plc and Providence Resources plc. At Tullow Oil, Brian held positions in both finance and commercial, and worked on a variety of production, development and exploration projects in South America and Asia and carried out numerous investment case recommendations.

At Providence, Brian worked in senior finance and commercial positions. During his time with Providence, Brian worked on a wide portfolio of assets in regions including the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Ireland, onshore United Kingdom, and offshore Nigeria.

Peter Dunne

Chief Financial Officer

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Peter joins from Boru Energy Limited, the West African focussed private oil and gas company where he was CFO and brings over 20 years’ experience of working in senior finance leadership roles including over 14 years in the upstream Oil and Gas sector. Prior to Boru, Peter was Group Finance Director at Origin Enterprises plc and before that spent seven years with Petroceltic International plc, latterly as Corporate Finance Director. During his time in Petroceltic, the Company merged with Melrose Resources plc, with the enlarged group carrying out operations across North Africa, the Mediterranean Basin and Black Sea, with operated production in excess of 25,000 boepd.

Jonathan Leather

Chief Operating Officer

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Jonathan has over 20 years experience in the oil industry and holds a Geology degree from Oxford University, a PhD in Sedimentology from Trinity College, Dublin, and an MBA from Warwick University. Jonathan worked for Tullow Oil plc from 2007 to 2015, where he held a number of senior positions, including membership of the Global Exploration Leadership Team. Jonathan also managed Tullow’s Subsurface Technology Group – a team Jonathan established and built up to provide specialist technical input across the company in both exploration and development. As part of this, Jonathan worked on global assets and opportunities ranging from onshore producing fields to deepwater frontier exploration.

Prior to Tullow Oil, Jonathan workedfor Shell UK Ltd. During his time there, Jonathan was involved in a number of exploration and development projects, and worked on North Sea, European, Middle Eastern and Malaysian assets.