Paul Blakeley

Executive Director, President and Chief Executive Officer

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 further enhancing value through follow-on development activity.

Dan Young

Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer

Dan is a Chartered Accountant and a CFA charterholder. Dan has more than 24 years’ experience in senior oil and gas and natural resources investment banking, advisory and consulting roles.

Prior to joining Jadestone, Dan was Senior Vice President, and Head of APAC Consulting for Wood Mackenzie. Dan also worked for 13 years in JP Morgan’s global energy investment banking coverage/mergers and acquisitions group.

Dennis McShane

Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman

Dennis has been involved in numerous transformational corporate transactions both as director or advisor. He was the Executive Director of Strategy for Ophir Energy, plc having previously served as a Senior Independent Director during its Initial Public Offering 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. He currently serves as a non-executive director of a private US based service sector company.

Robert Lambert

Independent Non-Executive Director, Deputy Chairman

Robert has 50 years’ experience in the international exploration and production business and is formerly CEO and President of TSX-V listed Petra Petroleum Inc.

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) in the US, Europe, North Africa, West Africa, South East Asia and the Caspian region.

More recently, Robert was a Non-Executive Director of AIM-listed Eland Oil and Gas plc from 2012 to 2015 and was Chief Executive Officer of GB Petroleum Ltd. from 2005 to 2010.

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, past Chairman of BMO UK High Income Trust Plc (formerly known as F&C UK High Income Trust Plc), past Director of Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon Plc, Edinburgh Dragon Trust Plc, past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, and was a partner in KPMG for 28 years until 2008.

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. Lisa has served as Executive Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sheridan Production Company LLC, Executive Vice President of El Paso Corporation, President of El Paso E&P and Director of Cimarex Energy Co.

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. 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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