Paul Blakeley

Executive Director, President and Chief Executive Officer

Paul has 41 years’ energy experience, most recently (since 1994) at Talisman Energy Inc. As Executive Vice President Asia Pacific & Middle East, he led the building of Talisman Energy Inc. in Asia Pacific into a multibillion NAV powerhouse, and will bring that experience to his role at Jadestone Energy. He has a 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 CFA charter holder and a Chartered Accountant and has more than 20 years’ experience in senior oil and gas and natural resources investment banking, advisory and consulting roles. He joins Jadestone Energy from Wood Mackenzie, the global energy sector consultancy group, where he was Senior Vice President, and Head of APAC Consulting. Prior to that, he 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 26 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, largely in Asia Pacific, with assignments in Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore, the last 12 of which were with Talisman Energy Inc. He has identified and closed a number of key transactions which were a vital part of Talisman Energy Inc’s success in Asia, and has a strong reputation as a dealmaker within Asia amongst industry stakeholders and the investment community.

Neil Prendergast

General Counsel

Neil has significant experience advising on operations, joint venture projects, acquisitions and divestitures within the energy industry and across various jurisdictions including South East Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and North America. Neil previously spent six years as a member of Talisman Energy Inc. Indonesia’s senior management team, setting strategy, mitigating risk and ensuring safe and profitable production.

Henning Hoeyland

Subsurface Manager

Henning has 17 years’ experience with Schlumberger and Talisman Energy Inc. in the North Sea and Southeast Asia. His strengths include reservoir engineering with special focus on producing / mature fields.


Lucy Dean

Regional HR Manager

Lucy has over 25 years’ HR experience working in both the Energy Sector and top tier Financial Institutions. 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 closely with Asian businesses and prior to that worked in Hong Kong and London.

Nguyen Thanh Ha

Regional Commercial Manager

Ha has spent over 15 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.

Owen Hobbs

Country Manager, Australia

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 36 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 Indonesian. David was previously the country manager of Talisman Energy Inc. Indonesia where he created and executed Talisman Energy Inc.’s “South Sumatera Strategy” – successfully building a leading position with highly prospective acreage in partnership with the national oil company Pertamina.

James Borras

General Manager, Vietnam

James has worked in oil and gas for 24 years within the drilling discipline in various technical, operational, and leadership roles. Prior to Jadestone, James worked for Talisman Energy and BP. For the past 10 years, James has been working as Well Engineering Team Leader on field development projects offshore Vietnam.  He has a proven track record in successful project delivery, solid HSE leadership, and excellent interface management within multi-discipline project teams.

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