People: Eland Oil & Gas PLC (ELA.L)

ELA.L on London Stock Exchange

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31 Jul 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Henry Wilson

61 2010 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Ian Blair

2009 Chief Executive Officer

George Maxwell

2009 Chief Financial Officer

Jay Christison

General Manager - Facilities

Hamish Gourlay

General Manager - Finance, Nigeria

Micol Hetherington

General Manager - Finance

Pieter Van der Groen

General Manager - Technical

Steven Archibald

Manager, Treasury & Corporate Finance

Edward Cozens

Manager - Corporate Finance & Investor Relations

Gafar Olagunju

Human Resources & Services Manager

Andrew Bartlett

54 2013 Non-Executive Director

Louis Castro

2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Russell Harvey

2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Robert Lambert

2012 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Henry Wilson

Mr. Henry George Wilson is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Eland Oil and Gas Plc. He has 35 years’ international experience in upstream oil and gas initially as an explorer with British Petroleum and then as the founder and Chief Executive Officer of several independent oil companies. During this period, he led listings for four companies and has been a director of public companies both in the UK and abroad across a number of sectors. Harry graduated with a BSc Hons in Physics from Manchester University and attended the Insead Business School in France.

Ian Blair

Mr. Ian Leslie Blair is Chief Executive Officer of Eland Oil and Gas Plc. He has 35 years’ oil and gas industry experience, with Addax. He spent 19 years with Addax in Nigeria and Kurdistan holding a wide variety of senior executive positions in the UK, Spain, Libya, Vietnam, India, Nigeria, Kurdistan and Dubai. In 2006 he assumed the position of General Manager of the operating company for the giant Taq Taq Field in Kurdistan and in 2008 became Managing Director of Addax Petroleum Middle East, Dubai. Prior to joining Addax, Les held Country Manager positions with Enterprise Oil and British Gas in South East Asia. He graduated from the University of Aberdeen in Finance & Economics and is a Fellow of the Association of Certified Accountants.

George Maxwell

Mr. George Walter Mitchell Maxwell is Chief Financial Officer of Eland Oil and Gas Plc. He has 20 years’ oil industry experience in both the producing and service/manufacturing arena. He was Business Development Manager for Addax and, prior to this, Commercial Manager in Geneva. George joined Addax in 2004 and held the General Manager’s position in Nigeria, responsible for finance, fiscal and commercial activities. Prior to this, George was Europe & Africa Vice President of Finance for ABB Oil & Gas. He held a similar position in Houston, for its operations in 10 countries. George was Finance Director in Singapore for Asia Pacific and Middle East, handling currency swaps and minimising exposures during the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s. He graduated from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen with an MBA.

Jay Christison

Mr. Jay Christison is General Manager - Facilities of Eland Oil & Gas PLC. He has 30 years’ experience in design and construction of oilfield facilities worldwide. Prior to moving to Nigeria, he worked in California, Middle East and Houston. He spent five years as Country Manager for Paragon Engineering, Nigeria, providing design engineering services to the local petroleum industry and 10 years with Addax in key management roles. Jay has a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering and has been a registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia since 1974.

Hamish Gourlay

Mr. Hamish Gourlay is General Manager - Finance, Nigeria of Eland Oil & Gas PLC. He is a Chartered Accountant with 15 years’ experience in oil and gas. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young, he worked in a variety of finance roles in public practice and industry. In public practice, Hamish started his career with Ernst & Young in the UK and then rose to be Senior Manager in a number of locations including Oman and Saudi Arabia. In industry, Hamish has worked for many drilling and other oil service companies such as Pride International Inc., Saipem and Schlumberger in countries such as UK, Chad, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Angola, Cameroon and Gabon. He worked for four years in Angola for Pride International as Country Controller and was responsible for eight drilling rigs, a thousand employees and $500 million turnover. Hamish graduated with a degree in Mining and Petroleum Engineering from the University of Strathclyde and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Micol Hetherington

Ms. Micol Hetherington is General Manager - Finance of Eland Oil & Gas PLC. Micol is a chartered accountant with 18 years’ oil operator and service experience. Prior to joining Eland, she worked for five years with Addax in Geneva as Joint Venture Accounting Manager responsible for finance reporting of all joint ventures in West Africa and Kurdistan. Micol worked for Amerada Hess, Aberdeen and Copenhagen offices as Finance Manager for Danish operations and forecast and budget team leader for North West Europe operations. Other experience includes management accounting for Paladin Resources, Aberdeen, Baker Hughes Centrilift, Aberdeen and Norway, tax accounting for Sedco Forex and auditing with Ernst & Young. Micol has a degree in Business Studies from Robert Gordon University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Pieter Van der Groen

Mr. Pieter Van der Groen is General Manager - Technical of Eland Oil & Gas PLC. He has 20 years’ oilfield exploration and production experience in technical, operational and management roles. He started with Schlumberger, London as geologist, moving on to become a wireline engineer in Asia and West Africa. After his field work, he trained as a log analyst working in London and seconded to Exxon. He moved to Amerada Hess, London, providing petrophysical support, then worked abroad on two onshore field rehabilitation projects, in Azerbaijan then in Algeria, in a variety of technical, operational and management roles. Pieter has also worked with Gulfsands in Syria as Deputy General Manager, and his recent experience consists of four years in Nigeria as General Manager of an independent oil company, overseeing an onshore development in the Niger Delta. Pieter has a geology degree from Auckland University and a Masters degree in Petroleum Geology from the University of Aberdeen.

Steven Archibald

Mr. Steven Archibald is Manager, Treasury & Corporate Finance of Eland Oil & Gas PLC. Steven has more than 12 years’ experience in a diverse range of roles and organisations. Prior to joining Eland in February 2011, Steven was based in Oslo as Finance Manager for Dana Petroleum Norway. Prior to that he fulfilled a number of Financial Analyst, Management Accountant and Treasury roles with several oil & gas operator and service companies, including BP, Baker Hughes, Schlumberger and Transocean, as well as several SME service companies in Aberdeen. Steven graduated from the Robert Gordon University with a BA Honours degree in Business Studies. He is a Chartered Management Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Edward Cozens

Mr. Edward Cozens is Manager - Corporate Finance & Investor Relations of Eland Oil & Gas PLC. Edward joined Eland in 2013 and is currently Corporate Finance & Investor Relations Manager based in London. Edward joined Eland from GDF Suez E&P UK where he was a Business Analyst working in the Business Development team. Prior to working in E&P, Edward began his career in the City. He has four years Corporate Finance and Broking experience having worked at Allenby Capital and Matrix Group. Edward was part of Matrix’s Oil & Gas franchise and was involved with corporate actions and fundraisings for both private and public E&P clients. Edward graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Banking, Finance and Management.

Gafar Olagunju

Mr. Gafar Olagunju is Human Resources & Services Manager of Eland Oil & Gas PLC. He has 39 years of diversified experience in oil and gas business covering production, drilling, completion and work-over, logistics, administration, Human Resources, community relations, security and services in both onshore and offshore operations. He started his career with Elf Petroleum Nigeria. Gafar worked with Mobil Producing Nigeria as Senior Operations Engineer before moving to Ashland Oil Nigeria Company / Addax Petroleum Development (Nigeria) in various senior managerial positions. He had been deployed to work in France and Switzerland and attended many international training conferences and seminars. Gafar has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lagos and a Diploma in Petroleum Engineering from the French Institute of Petroleum, Paris.

Andrew Bartlett

Mr. Andrew Donald Bartlett is Non-Executive Director of Eland Oil & Gas PLC. He has 30 years of experience in the Oil & Gas Industry and is currently Oil & Gas Adviser at Helios LLP (‘Helios’), the African focused private equity group. An experienced investment banker, Andrew was both the Global Head of Oil & Gas Project Finance and Global Head of Oil & Gas M&A at Standard Chartered Bank until July 2011. Between 1980 and 2001 he worked for Royal Dutch Shell as a Petroleum Engineer and Development Manager where he gained experience in developing and operating oil and gas fields. Andrew also helped to establish Shell Capital.

Louis Castro

Mr. Louis Emmanuel Castro is Non-Executive Independent Director of Eland Oil & Gas PLC. He has 25 years’ corporate finance and broking experience, UK and overseas, during which time he has been responsible for a number of oil, gas and mining IPO s and capital raisings. Louis is Managing Director at Northland Capital Partners, London, previously being head of corporate finance at Matrix LLP and Insinger de Beaufort. Prior to this Louis spent eight years at Williams de Broe, six years at Price Waterhouse and three years at SG Warburg. He has widespread international experience, having advised the boards of companies worldwide, including oil, gas, mining, and energy. Louis is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants with a BSc & BComm (Hons) in Engineering Production & Economics from Birmingham University.

Russell Harvey

Mr. Russell Seth Harvey is Non-Executive Independent Director of Eland Oil & Gas PLC. He has 38 years of diversified experience in the upstream oil and gas business. He started his career with Philips Petroleum in Texas and Norway and has held executive positions with Kerr McGee Oil, a US independent where he was responsible for properties in the UK, Norway and the Middle East. Russell was Managing Director of Lasmo North Sea from 1991 to 1996. Russell has broad international experience, and has experience in the development of a number of start-up exploration, production and service companies both in the UK and internationally. Russell has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College and is a member of the Institute of Energy.

Robert Lambert

Mr. Robert Alexander Lambert is Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of Eland Oil & Gas PLC. He has 40 years’ upstream oil and gas experience and is CEO and President of TS X-V listed Petra Petroleum Inc. He stepped down from GB Petroleum Ltd, a Londonbased private international exploration company that he founded and managed for just five years. Prior to GB Petroleum, Bob enjoyed a 25 year career with Conoco. Bob has broad multidisciplinary experience in Exploration, Production, Business Development and Corporate Management with international exposure in North Africa, West Africa, Middle East, Southeast Asia, Australia and USA. Bob obtained an MBA (with Distinction) from Aberdeen University and is a Chartered Geologist and Fellow of the Geological Society of London.
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