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JADESTONE ENERGY

OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

Paul Blakeley

Executive Director, President and Chief Executive Officer

Paul has over 40 years’ energy experience, including over 20 years at Talisman Energy.  Paul led the building of Talisman’s Asia Pacific portfolio to become the largest upstream independent in the region, and prior to that in the North Sea.  Since 2016, Paul’s leadership at Jadestone Energy has influenced the first several steps in transforming Jadestone towards becoming a significant regional upstream independent.

Paul has a long track record of building businesses by acquiring producing assets and adding exceptional value through follow-on capital investment.

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.

Michael Horn

Executive Vice President, Corporate and Business Development

Michael has over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, largely in Asia Pacific, with assignments in Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore, 12 of which were with Talisman Energy. He has identified and closed a number of key transactions which were a vital part of Talisman Energy’s success in Asia, and has a strong reputation as a dealmaker within Asia amongst industry stakeholders and the investment community.  Over the past five years, Michael has successfully delivered Jadestone’s acquisitions in Australia, Indonesia and New Zealand and remains active in the pursuit of new opportunities.

Neil Prendergast

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Neil has more than 19 years of experience advising on operations, joint venture projects, acquisitions and divestitures within the energy industry and across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, North Africa and North America. He has played an integral role in the expansion of Jadestone’s portfolio and the Company’s listing on AIM since joining in early 2017.  Neil previously spent six years as a member of Talisman Energy Indonesia’s senior management team, setting strategy, mitigating risk and ensuring safe and profitable production.

Henning Hoeyland

Group Subsurface Manager

Henning has 19 years’ experience with Schlumberger and Talisman Energy in the North Sea and Southeast Asia. His strengths include reservoir engineering with special focus on producing / mature fields.

Lucy Dean

Group HR Manager

Lucy has over 26 years’ HR experience working in both the Energy Sector and top tier Financial Institutions in South East Asia and the UK. 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 in the upstream oil and gas industry.  During her time with Jadestone she has overseen all HR activities including the successful transition of employees to Jadestone as part of the Stag and Montara acquisitions.

Nguyen Thanh Ha

Group Commercial Manager

Ha has spent over 17 years working in the oil and gas industry with both BP and Talisman Energy. Ha has significant experience in M&A, operational commercial, project evaluation, strategy and portfolio management. Ha’s last seven years were with Talisman Energy where she undertook a regional Business Development and Commercial role for the Company’s Asia Pacific portfolio.  During her time with Jadestone, Ha has played a pivotal role in delivering successful M&A transactions.  She also oversees commercial evaluation and portfolio analysis to support the Company’s organic growth.

Owen Hobbs

Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand

Owen has over 30 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry, including leading some of Australia and New Zealand’s largest onshore and offshore operations with roles in Boral Energy, Santos, and Origin Energy. He has managed conventional and unconventional assets, provided leadership to cross- functional teams, worked closely with regulators, and been involved in M&A and divestment activities. Prior to Owen’s career in the Oil and Gas industry he spent five years with the Royal New Zealand Navy as an Executive Branch officer.

David Lamb

Country Manager, Indonesia

David has over 40 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 Indonesia. David was previously the country manager of Talisman Energy Indonesia where he created and executed the company’s  South Sumatra Strategy, successfully partnering with the national oil company Pertamina.  Jadestone has returned to South Sumatra as operator of the Lemang PSC and are now progressing development of the Akatara gas field.

Fauzi Abbas

Group Drilling Manager and General Manager, Malaysia

Fauzi has 25 years’ of operations and technical experience with a strong background in Drilling, Wells and Completions, with a track record of leading low cost drilling initiatives and delivering numerous development projects from conceptual well design through FDP approval to production.  Just prior to Jadestone, he worked for Vestigo Petroleum, the marginal field development specialist company within PETRONAS, as a Senior Manager, Well Engineering.  Fauzi planned and executed wells from conceptual design through first oil on the fast-track South Angsi development in Malaysia, and has prior experience in drilling and engineering roles in for Petronas Carigali, for BG Group in Tunisia and for Saudi Aramco in the Middle East.

James Borras

General Manager, Vietnam

James has worked in oil and gas for 26 years.  Prior to Jadestone, he worked for Talisman Energy and BP, and holds a BEng in Electrical Engineering.  James has been in Vietnam for 13 years and was lead engineer on several field development projects before joining Jadestone in 2018.  James has a strong track record in successful project delivery and HSE leadership.  He assembled the Vietnam project team and led the gas development project to the point of being sanction ready in less than 18 months.

Mark Craig

Group Operations Manager

Mark has 28 years’ energy experience, including over four years at Jadestone Energy.  He previously held positions in Wells, Projects and Operations departments, and has spent the last four years at Jadestone working within the asset teams, and now as the Group Operations Manager.  Mark’s focus is on implementing midlife operating philosophies in the operated assets and ensuring efficient design of the Jadestone project portfolio.  Marks holds an MBA and a Masters in Petroleum Engineering, both from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

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