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.

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 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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.

David Neuhauser

Non-Executive Director

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 AEX Gold 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.

Jenifer Thien

Independent Non-Executive Director

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.  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.

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