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.
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 and 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.
Bert-Jaap joined Jadestone in August 2022. He has 25 years of experience in finance roles, most recently as Group Treasurer and Head of Investor Relations with SBM Offshore, where he built significant experience of equity and debt capital markets. He was directly responsible for managing all financing activities for SBM Offshore, including structuring c.US$5 billion in project financings and managing financial risk, optimisation of funding sources and corporate finance. He was voted best investor relations professional for the energy services sector in the 2019 Extel and in the 2020 and 2021 Institutional Investor surveys.
Prior to his employment at SBM Offshore, Mr Dijkstra held various finance roles in European commercial real estate and with Royal Dutch Shell, where he lived and worked for a period in Southeast Asia as Finance and Planning Manager. Mr Dijkstra holds a MSc degree (with honours) from Wageningen University. He is a Chartered Management Accountant and completed an MBA in Financial Management from MIT Sloan School of Management.
Robert has over 50 years’ experience in the international petroleum exploration and production business. Robert is MBA-qualified and previously held numerous operational and management positions during his career with Conoco Inc. from 1978 to 2004. Robert 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 Vancouver-based Hillcrest Energy Technologies Ltd.
Iain has significant experience in the oil and gas sector and is currently a Director of Ecofin Global Utilities and Infrastructure Trust Plc. Iain is a past Director of Wentworth Resources Plc, as well as 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 has over 40 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry in engineering and senior management positions. Currently Lisa is a Director of Cottera Energy Inc., Director of Western Midstream Partners LP, and Executive Chairman of Sheridan Production Partners LLC, 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 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 and the President of Tall Mount SAS. 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.
Jenifer is the Founder and Principal of Grit and Pace, through which she advises corporations on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy and what it takes to drive change in supply chain, procurement and operational excellence. Currently Jenifer is an Independent Non-Executive Director of UEM Edgenta Berhad, AEON Co. (M) Berhad, Olam Agri Holdings Ltd, Malaysian Pacific Industries Berhad and Sime Darby Plantation Berhad. She has over 30 years of international senior executive experience in the consumer-packaged goods industry and had the opportunity to live and work in several countries across Asia and the US throughout her career. This includes 25 years with Mars, Incorporated, where she last served as the Global Chief Procurement Officer. Jenifer has successfully led complex business transformation and sustainability programs through her deep understanding of the business enterprise, the ability to mobilise required capabilities, as well as intensive stakeholder engagement.
David has extensive capital markets and M&A experience and is currently founder and CIO of event-driven hedge fund Livermore Partners in Chicago. He is a Non-Executive Director of Amaroq Minerals and the Chairman of the Board 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.
Gunter was nominated to Jadestone’s Board as a non-executive director by the Company’s largest shareholder, Tyrus Capital S.A.M. and funds managed by it (“Tyrus”), pursuant to the relationship agreement entered into by Jadestone and Tyrus in November 2018. An Austrian national, Gunter has over 25 years of corporate finance and investment management experience and is currently Head of Private Equity and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Tyrus Capital S.A.M. having joined the firm in 2012. Prior to Tyrus Capital, Mr Waldner spent five years in senior positions at AlpInvest Partners and 10 years in investment banking at Lehman Brothers. Mr Waldner holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Economics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.
Joanne is a reservoir engineer with more than 25 years’ experience in technical and executive roles with Woodside Petroleum, Newfield Exploration, Gulf Canada, Clyde Petroleum, Nido Petroleum and Blue Star Helium.
Currently, Joanne is a Non-Executive Director of Buru Energy Limited, an Australian onshore explorer for oil, gas and natural hydrogen; a Non-Executive Director of 88 Energy Limited, an oil company with oil exploration and production assets in Alaska, Texas and Namibia, and a Non-Executive Director of Pinnacle Exploration Pte Ltd, which focusses on shallow water Gulf of Mexico oil opportunities.
Previously, Joanne was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Star Helium Limited, an explorer for helium in the USA and a Director at Sacgasco Limited with oil and gas exploration and production assets in California, Canada and the Philippines.