CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER – BRIAN LARKIN
Brian is the founding director of United Oil and Gas Limited.
He is a Qualified Accountant and has an MBA from Dublin City University. He has extensive oil and gas industry experience having worked for both Tullow Oil Plc (“Tullow Oil”) and Providence Resources Plc (“Providence”). 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, he 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.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER – JONATHAN LEATHER
Jonathan has 18 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. He worked for Tullow Oil from 2007 to 2015, where he held a number of senior positions, including membership of the Global Exploration Leadership Team. He also managed Tullow’s Subsurface Technology Group – a team he established and built up to provide specialist technical input across the company in both exploration and development. As part of this, he worked on global assets and opportunities ranging from onshore producing fields to deepwater frontier exploration.
Prior to Tullow Oil, Jonathan worked for Shell UK Ltd. During his time there he was involved in a number of exploration and development projects, and worked on North Sea, European, Middle Eastern and Malaysian assets.
Non-Executive Chairman, Graham Martin
Graham is an experienced senior natural resources executive and brings a wealth of international expertise. He is currently a Non-Executive Director at Kenmare Resources plc, one of the leading global producers of titanium minerals and zircon listed in London and Dublin. He has also previously served as an Executive Director, General Counsel and Company Secretary at Tullow Oil plc. From 1997 until 2016, Graham was centrally involved in the growth of Tullow Oil plc into a FTSE100 business, and in the company’s transformative M&A programme. Prior to Tullow Oil plc, Graham was a partner at the US energy law firm Vinson & Elkins LLP, having started his legal career in Scotland.
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – ALBERTO CATTARUZZA
Alberto graduated as a Chemical Engineer from the University of Padua, and having worked in Germany for LURGI, he returned to Italy in 1966 and joined Chevron Oil Italiana as Planning Analyst, moving then to Assistant Manager Planning, Supply & Refining Manager, Marketing Operations Manager and Commercial Sales Manager. During this period, he was appointed Board Member of the two Italian refining companies of which Chevron was shareholder.
When Chevron left Europe in the 1980’s, Alberto became General Manager of an Italian private refining and marketing company, and was appointed Board Member of a number of companies belonging to the same Group, including the ISAB refinery in Sicily where the majority partners where ENI and ERG
In 1995, Alberto joined the Oilinvest Group, operating in Europe under the brand name Tamoil, as Managing Director of their German affiliate with HQ in Hamburg. He was later appointed Oilinvest Refining & Marketing Officer and Board Member of several other Group companies, in Hungary, in the Czech Republic and in Italy. In 2001, Alberto started an independent entity providing technical and business consultancy services in the oil sector. His clients include a large number of oil companies In Europe and the Middle East, as well as international consulting companies such as Accenture and The Boston Consulting Group.