Paul Blakeley

President & Chief Executive Officer

Paul has 35 years’ energy experience, most recently (since 1994) at Talisman Energy Inc. As Executive Vice President Asia Pacific & Middle East, he led the building of Talisman Energy Inc. in Asia Pacific into a multibillion NAV powerhouse, and will bring that experience to his role at Jadestone Energy. He has a track record of acquiring production and further enhancing value through follow-on development activity.

Michael Horn

Executive Vice President, Corporate and Business Development

Michael has over 25 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, largely in Asia Pacific, with assignments in Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore, the last 12 of which were with Talisman Energy Inc. He has identified and closed a number of key transactions which were a vital part of Talisman Energy Inc’s success in Asia, and has a strong reputation as a dealmaker within Asia amongst industry stakeholders and the investment community.

Dan Young

Chief Financial Officer

Dan is a CFA charter holder and a Chartered Accountant and has more than 20 years’ experience in senior oil and gas and natural resources investment banking, advisory and consulting roles. He joins Jadestone Energy from Wood Mackenzie, the global energy sector consultancy group, where he was Senior Vice President, and Head of APAC Consulting. Prior to that, he worked for 13 years in JP Morgan’s global energy investment banking coverage / mergers and acquisitions group.

Neil Prendergast

General Counsel

Neil has significant experience advising on operations, joint venture projects, acquisitions and divestitures within the energy industry and across various jurisdictions including South East Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and North America. Neil previously spent six years as a member of Talisman Energy Inc. Indonesia’s senior management team, setting strategy, mitigating risk and ensuring safe and profitable production.

Henning Hoeyland

Subsurface Manager

Henning has 17 years’ experience with Schlumberger and Talisman Energy Inc. in the North Sea and Southeast Asia. His strengths include reservoir engineering with special focus on producing / mature fields.

Mark Robertson

General Manager, Australia

Mark has 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry holding senior positions for Quadrant Energy, Apache Energy, and Maersk in Australia, Asia and Europe whilst contracted to Shell, CNR, Conoco Philips, AMOCO and Woodside.


Lucy Dean

Regional HR Manager

Lucy has over 25 years’ HR experience working in both the Energy Sector and top tier Financial Institutions. Her experience includes business partnering at an international level and coordinating HR activities across multiple geographies. Lucy has spent the last 10 years in Singapore working closely with Asian businesses and prior to that worked in Hong Kong and London.

David Lamb

Country Manager, Indonesia

David has over 35 years’ oil and gas industry experience, mostly in Asia. He has a proven track record of operational excellence, particularly with HSE matters, and is also fluent in Bahasa Indonesian. David was previously the country manager of Talisman Energy Inc. Indonesia where he created and executed Talisman Energy Inc.’s “South Sumatera Strategy” – successfully building a leading position with highly prospective acreage in partnership with the national oil company Pertamina.

Henry Groen

Acting General Manager, Vietnam

Henry has worked in the oil and gas industry for more than 37 years, of which the past 27 were with Talisman Energy Inc. His career with Talisman Energy Inc. (originally BP Canada) started in financial and management reporting before transferring overseas to Jakarta in 1998. Henry spent the last 17 years working for Talisman Energy Inc. in Southeast Asia (including time in Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam) in various senior management roles encompassing most aspects of non-technical business services. His last 8 years were with Talisman Energy Inc. Vietnam, where he worked in a deputy-general management role helping to build a strong and highly capable organisation.

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