Paul Blakeley

Executive Director, President and Chief Executive Officer

Paul commenced at Jadestone in June 2016. Paul holds a BSc. from Bedford College, University of London. Paul has over 40 years’ energy experience, including over 20 years at Talisman Energy Inc (‘Talisman’). As Executive Vice President Asia Pacific & Middle East at Talisman, Paul led the building of Talisman’s portfolio in Asia Pacific to become the largest upstream independent in the region.

Paul has a long track record of acquiring production and managing commercial and operational risks, while overseeing investment to further enhancing value through follow-on development activity.

Dan Young

Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer

Dan commenced at Jadestone in January 2017. Dan holds a BCom (Hons) from the University of Western Australia, and an MBA(Hons) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Dan is a Chartered Accountant and a CFA charter holder. Dan has more than 24 years’ experience in senior oil and gas, energy and natural resources investment banking, advisory and consulting roles, including financial and commercial risk. Prior to joining Jadestone, Dan was the Senior Vice President and Head of APAC Consulting for Wood Mackenzie. Dan also worked for 13 years in JP Morgan’s investment banking coverage/mergers and acquisitions group.

Dennis McShane

Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman

Dennis has over 40 years’ experience in finance, oil and gas, and mining sectors in the US, Europe, Africa, and Australia.

Dennis has been involved in numerous transformational corporate transactions both as director or advisor. He currently serves as an Executive Director of The Advertising Checking Bureau, Inc., and previously he was the Executive Director of Strategy for Ophir Energy, Plc having previously served as a Senior Independent Director during its Initial Public Offering (IPO), and Director of Finance and Strategy leading the IPO of Ferrexpo, Plc. Dennis was also previously a Managing Director with JP Morgan Chase and Co.

Robert Lambert

Independent Non-Executive Director, Deputy Chairman

Robert has over 50 years’ experience in the international petroleum exploration and production business. Robert is MBA-qualified and is a Chartered Geologist (GSL and EFG), having held numerous operational and management positions (during his long career with Conoco Inc from 1978 to 2004), Robert’s contributes his extensive experience in commercial and operational risk management in upstream oil & gas to the Jadestone board. Robert is currently also a Director of Ipex Energy Ltd. and Hillcrest Petroleum Ltd.

Iain McLaren

Independent Non-Executive Director

Iain has significant experience in the oil and gas sector and is currently Director, Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nominations committees for Wentworth Resources Plc, as well as a Director of Ecofin Global Utilities and Infrastructure Trust Plc. Iain is a past Senior Independent Director for Cairn Energy Plc and a number of other companies. Iain was the President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, and was a partner in KPMG for 28 years until 2008, bringing extensive experience in public company audit, internal control and risk management.

Lisa Stewart

Independent Non-Executive Director

Lisa has over 30 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry in engineering and senior management positions. Currently Lisa is a Director of Cimarex Energy Co, Director of Western Midstream Partners LP, and Executive Chairman of Sheridan Production Partners, previously Lisa has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sheridan Production Company LLC. Lisa was an Executive Vice President of El Paso Corporation, President of El Paso E&P, and Director of Talisman Energy Inc. Prior to her time at El Paso, Lisa spent 20 years at Apache, including extensive experience in Asia Pacific, leaving in January 2004 as Executive Vice President with responsibility for reservoir engineering, business development, land, environmental, health & safety, and corporate purchasing.

Cedric Fontenit

Independent Non-Executive Director

Cedric has extensive experience in advising on M&A, financing and structuring investments gained from his 20-year career in investment banking and hedge fund industries. Cedric is currently co-founder and managing partner of Amavia Capital, a private investment firm. He was previously a senior member of the investment team at Tyrus Capital S.A.M. where he had significant investment experience in the oil and gas and mining industries, among others.

David Neuhauser

Non-Executive Director

David has extensive capital markets and M&A experience and is currently founder and managing director of event-driven hedge fund Livermore Partners in Chicago, and the chairman of Kolibri Global Energy Inc. He has invested in and advised global public companies for the past 21 years and has a strong track record of enhancing intrinsic value through restructuring and strategic initiatives.

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