THE BOARD

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER – BRIAN LARKIN

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

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 (“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, 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.

 

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CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER – JONATHAN LEATHER

 

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 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 worked for 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.

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Chief Financial Officer – David Quirke

David has 18 years of treasury and corporate finance experience in the upstream oil and gas sector. David established and led the Tullow Oil Group Treasury function for a fifteen-year period from 2003 to 2017, supporting a period of transformational growth. David has extensive experience of the key exploration & production (‘E&P’) debt and equity instruments such as Reserves Based Lending Facilities, Acquisition Facilities, Corporate Bonds, Trade Finance Facilities and Equity Transactions. More recently, David acted as a Treasury and Financial Consultant advising Assala Energy on their corporate finance and treasury following the acquisition of Shell’s onshore assets in Gabon. David has also supported a number of small E & P companies in managing their capital structure and developing financial strategies. David is a qualified chartered management accountant. David holds a BA in Law and Accounting from the University of Limerick.

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NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN – GRAHAM MARTIN

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.

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NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – IMAN HILL

Iman Hill is currently Executive Director of the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP). She also serves as non-executive Independent Board Director of Oil Spill Response Ltd. (OSRL).

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.

Iman began her career with BP and worked in a variety of technical positions before becoming a Senior Reservoir Engineer. In 1995 she joined Shell International where she held positions such as Senior Regional Adviser Africa to the E&P CEO and the Chairman of Shell as well as GM Shell Egypt and Chairwoman of Shell Companies in Egypt. As Senior Vice President Brazil, Iman also led BG Group’s first ultra-deep water development of the super-giant Santos Basin pre-salt fields. Additionally, at BG, as SVP Developments and Operations, Iman was responsible for driving top quartile performance in maturing developments to sanction, well engineering and operations. Iman has also held the positions of VP Africa at Sasol and Technical Director, GM UAE and President Egypt for Dana Gas in the UAE, where she also ran the one of the Egyptian join ventures in her role as Managing Director and Board member of The Egyptian Bahraini Gas Derivatives Company.

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NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – TOM HICKEY

Tom is currently CEO of Boru Energy Limited (“Boru”), 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 (“Tullow”) in his role as CFO from 2000-08. 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.

 

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