People: InterOil Corp (IOC)

IOC on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Hession

2013 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Ford Nicholson

2014 Deputy Chairman, Director

Donald Spector

2014 Chief Financial Officer

Jon Ozturgut

2014 Chief Operating Officer

Isikeli Taureka

2013 Executive Vice President - Corporate Development and Government Relations

David Kirk

2013 Vice President - Upstream Business Unit

Geoff Applegate

2012 General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Thomas Nador

2013 General Manager - Planning and Strategy

Christopher Finlayson

59 2014 Chairman of the Board

Katherine Hirschfeld

2015 Director

Rabbie Namaliu

67 2012 Director

Chee Keong Yap

2015 Director

Ellis Armstrong

57 2015 Non-Executive Director

Roger Grundy

1997 Independent Director

Wilson Kamit

2013 Independent Director

Roger Lewis

69 2008 Independent Director

Wayne Andrews

Vice President - Capital Markets

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Hession

Dr. Michael Hession is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He has been appointed to the position of Director of the Company with effect from November 14, 2013. Dr. Hession previously served as the Senior Vice President at the Browse LNG Development, a division of Woodside Energy Ltd (WPL.AX) (“Woodside”), where he was responsible for development of the company’s biggest hydrocarbon resource and one of the world’s largest global energy projects. During his 12-year career at Woodside, he held several high-profile roles related to the Pluto LNG Mega-Project and exploration and development of assets in North Africa and North America. Dr. Hession began his career at BP International (BP.L) (“BP”). His last position at the company was Development Manager on the Chirag Azeri Mega-Project. He also managed exploration projects in Indonesia, the United States and Norway. Dr. Hession was educated in Britain and France, and has a doctorate in geophysics from the University College Wales and a geology degree from the University of Hull in the UK. He also holds a master in business administration from the London School of Economics and Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Paris.

Ford Nicholson

Mr. Ford Nicholson is Deputy Chairman and Director of InterOil Corporation. He is the President of Kepis & Pobe Financial Group which specializes in developing international energy and other natural resource assets. Over the past 25 years, Mr. Nicholson has provided executive management to several international projects. He was a co-founder and director of Nations Energy Ltd. producing heavy oil in Kazakhstan and a founding shareholder and former board member of Bankers Petroleum Ltd. producing heavy oil in Albania. Mr. Nicholson was also a board member of Tartan Energy Inc., a heavy oil company based in California. Mr. Nicholson is chairman of TSX-listed BNK Petroleum Inc. producing and exploring for unconventional natural gas in Europe and the US. He is also on the president's council of the International Crisis Group. Mr. Nicholson lives in British Columbia, Canada.

Donald Spector

Mr. Donald Spector is the Chief Financial Officer of InterOil Corporation. Prior to joining us, Mr. Spector has held senior roles in BP and CRA (now known as Rio Tinto) and Woodside Energy where he managed the treasury, taxation, risk, and insurance functions, and advised on mergers and acquisitions. He successfully developed the capital management strategy to fund the A$15 billion Woodside Pluto LNG Project in Western Australia. He also worked for the Australian Taxation Office. Mr. Spector has a degree in accounting.

Jon Ozturgut

Mr. Jon Ozturgut is a aChief Operating Officer of InterOil Corporation. Mr. Ozturgut, a senior executive with 27 years' international oil and gas experience with Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), CMS Oil and Gas Company, and Woodside Energy. Mr. Jon Ozturgut, a senior oil and gas executive brings extensive experience in multi-billion dollar investments in exploration, development, and production across global markets in the Americas, Middle East, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Mr. Ozturgut was the Senior Vice President at Woodside Energy, the largest Australian oil and gas company, overseeing international corporate strategy, growing the exploration portfolio, mergers and acquisitions, and LNG developments. He has also held a range of executive positions in operations, delivering significant projects and company transforming transactions during his tenure with Pioneer Natural Resources, CMS Oil and Gas Company, and 15 years with ARCO. Mr. Ozturgut has a degree in mechanical engineering.

Isikeli Taureka

Mr. Isikeli Taureka has been appointed as Executive Vice President - Corporate Development and Government Relations of InterOil Corporation effective June 2013. He is a Papua New Guinean citizen and former head of Chevron Corporation’s Geothermal and Power Operations. His career with Chevron included roles as President of ChevronTexaco China Energy Company with responsibility for Chevron’s oil and gas upstream activities in China. He held executive positions, including General Manager and Country Manager for Chevron New Guinea Limited, where he was responsible for oil operations in Papua New Guinea and Western Australia. Before joining Chevron, Mr. Taureka managed the state-owned Post and Telecommunication Corporation. He also worked at the Bank of South Pacific Limited as Deputy Managing Director of the joint venture, Resources Investment Finance Limited. Mr. Taureka has a degree in economics from the University of Papua New Guinea.

David Kirk

Mr. David J. Kirk is Vice President, Upstream Business Unit of the company. He was appointed Vice President, Upstream Business Unit in November 2013. He oversees exploration and appraisal operations, asset development, and production readiness. Mr. Kirk was previously Chief Executive Officer of AWT International, an upstream engineering and geosciences consultancy. He has held development management positions in Australia, West Africa, and North Africa with Woodside Petroleum, with responsibility for field development, project execution, and operational phases of asset management. He worked with BP as a petroleum engineer, and for several major North Sea operators, primarily on well design and production operations. He also had experience with Bechtel in LNG construction. Mr. Kirk has a degree in science and civil engineering from Queens University, Belfast, and a masters in petroleum engineering from the Imperial College of Science and Technology.

Geoff Applegate

Mr. Geoff Applegate is General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of InterOil Corporation. Prior to joining, he was appointed General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in December 2012 after 17 years as special counsel and partner with Gadens Lawyers of Sydney and Port Moresby. He has been a corporate and commercial lawyer in private practice for more than 40 years, with extensive experience in resource development and oil and gas law. Mr. Applegate practiced law in Papua New Guinea for more than 13 years and has arts and law degrees from Sydney University.

Thomas Nador

Mr. Thomas Nador is a General Manager of Planning and Strategy of trhe company. He was appointed General Manager of Planning and Strategy in December 2013. He has had roles in field development, project execution and management, integration management, and project strategy development across five LNG developments in Australia. Mr. Nador leads corporate strategic planning and integration on behalf of the Chief Executive Officer and Board, drawing on global economic, industry, and competitor trends to inform and guide our growth aspirations. He also oversees communications and human resources.

Christopher Finlayson

Mr. Christopher Finlayson has been appointed as a Chairman of the Board of InterOil Corporation., with effect from 16 October 2014. He was the former BG Group Chief Executive Officer from year 2013 to year 2014, focused on improving operational performance of the existing asset base and on the timely execution of the group’s major investments in Australia and Brazil. He has a track record of delivering largescale capital projects and improving operational management in challenging circumstances, having led major ventures for Shell in Russia, Nigeria, Brunei and the UK North Sea. He also has more than 15 years’ experience at senior level in the LNG industry, covering upstream development through to LNG shipping and marketing. Mr. Finlayson has worked successfully with joint venture partners, national oil companies, and governments at the highest levels. Mr. Finlayson has a science degree in physics and geology with firstclass honours from the University of Manchester in 1977.

Katherine Hirschfeld

Ms. Katherine A. Hirschfeld is a Director of the company. She is an Australian citizen and has 20 years with BP in leadership and executive roles in oil refining, logistics, exploration and production in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Turkey. Prior to her retirement in 2010, Ms Hirschfeld was Executive Director, BP Australasia, with responsibility for strategy and performance of BP’s Australian and New Zealand refining and marketing business. She is a non-executive director of the major Australian engineering group, Transfield Services Ltd, and waste management firm Toxfree Solutions Ltd, both of which are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Ms Hirschfeld is also on the board of ASC Pty Ltd, the Australian Government’s wholly owned naval shipbuilding company, and UN Women Australia, the United Nations entity responsible for promoting women’s empowerment and gender equality. She is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Engineers Australia and the Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK) and is on the governing senate of The University of Queensland.

Rabbie Namaliu

Sir Rabbie Langanai Namaliu, GCL, CSM is Director of InterOil Corporation. In addition to serving as Papua New Guinea Prime Minister from 1988 until 1992, Sir Rabbie served as Speaker of the National Parliament between 1994 and 1997. Prior to this, Sir Rabbie was Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade from 1982 until 1984. He has held several other senior government posts since his election to parliament in 1982. He is independent non-executive director of Perth-based Marengo Mining Limited and he has been Chairman of the board of the publicly listed investment firm, Kina Asset Management Ltd, since 2008. He is a member of the PNG Institute of Directors. Sir Rabbie chaired our PNG Advisory Committee from August 2011 to June 2012 until his appointment to the Board in July 2012.

Chee Keong Yap

Mr. Chee Keong Yap has been appointed as a Director of InterOil Corporation., with effect from 13 March 2015. Mr. Yap who is a director of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore, is also a director of ARA Asset Management Ltd, The Straits Trading Company Limited, and Tiger Airways Holdings Limited, all of which are listed on the Singapore Exchange. He chairs the audit committee of the non-listed Citibank Singapore Limited. He is the chairman of CityNet Infrastructure Management Pte Ltd and a member of Singapore's Public Accountants Oversight Committee. He sat on the working group of the Corporate Governance Oversight Committee of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Mr Yap has had a long career as an executive director, chief financial officer and adviser to Singaporean and Australian firms, including the Straits Trading Company Limited, Singapore Power Limited, SPI (Australia) Assets Pty Ltd and multi-national and Temasek-linked companies. Mr. Yap has an accounting degree from the National University of Singapore and is a fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, CPA Australia and the Singapore Institute of Directors.

Ellis Armstrong

Dr. Ellis Armstrong has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company effective January 1, 2015. He is citizen of the United Kingdom and has more than 30 years of international oil and gas experience with BP in the Caribbean and Latin America, Venezuela, Alaska and the North Sea. He held senior strategy, commercial and operational roles with BP and ran the company’s technology group, was the group’s Commercial Director, and was Chief Financial Officer for the group’s global exploration and production business. He is also a non-executive director of Lamprell plc, a diversified engineering and contracting company that is listed on the London Stock Exchange, and Lloyds Register, a leading international risk assurance firm. Dr Armstrong was BP’s representative on advisory boards to the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change and the Institute of Americas, and was executive sponsor of BP’s

Roger Grundy

Mr. Roger N. Grundy is a Independent Director of InterOil Corporation. He is the Managing Director of Breckland Ltd, a UK-based engineering consulting firm, and is an internationally recognized expert in refinery efficiency. Mr. Grundy has consulted to more than 200 refineries on six continents for major oil companies, independents and banks. Mr. Grundy has 40 years’ experience in oil refinery and petrochemical operations and construction. He has an honors degree in mechanical engineering from University College, London. He is also a fellow of the UK Institute of Mechanical Engineers, a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and a member of the Energy Institute.

Wilson Kamit

Sir Wilson Kamit is Independent Director of InterOil Corporation. He is a Papua New Guinean citizen and former Governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea and Chairman of its board. In that capacity, he also served as the alternate governor representing Papua New Guinea at the International Monetary Fund. After his retirement, Sir Wilson joined the board of the Asian Development Bank as the alternate executive director representing the Republic of Korea, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Taipei, China, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu and Vietnam. Sir Wilson began his career at the Bank of Papua New Guinea, where he had management roles until being appointed Deputy Governor. Sir Wilson has a degree in economics from the University of Papua New Guinea and he is a senior fellow of the Corporate Directors Association of Australia, an honorary fellow of the PNG Institute of Banking and Business Management Inc., and a member of the Papua New Guinea Institute of Directors Inc. He was made a Commander of the British Empire in June 2000 and knighted in June 2009 by the Queen of England

Roger Lewis

Mr. Roger F. Lewis is Independent Director of InterOil Corporation. Mr. Lewis is an Australian citizen and a former senior finance executive, having spent 22 years with Woodside Energy Ltd in Western Australia, finishing as Group Financial Controller. Before that, he worked in commercial and finance roles for more than 15 years in heavy manufacturing in Australia and overseas. He is a fellow certified practicing accountant with the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants. Mr. Lewis was a commissioner of the Lottery Commission of Western Australia until his retirement in 2011, with particular responsibility for finance and accounting and as a member of the commission’s audit and major projects committees.

Wayne Andrews

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