Senior Management are committed to high standards of stewardship and governance and aims to create a culture which demands the same commitment and performance in all its business activities. As a result, accountability, integrity and honesty are fostered throughout the group.
Interim Non-Executive Chairman
James joined Cabot Energy in July 2018 as interim Non – executive Chairman. James has over 35 years of international business, finance, accounting and commercial experience. His career has included senior roles at Ambit Energy Corporation, Viking services Ltd, Energy World Corporation, Equus Petroleum, Atlantic Energy, East West Petroleum, Dana Gas and BP.
James currently serves as an Independent Non-executive Director and Audit Committee Chair for Lamprell Plc, PICO International Petroleum Corporation and for Cheiron Petroleum Corporation.
James is a Chartered Accountant having qualified with KPMG.
Chief Executive Officer
Scott Aitken was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Cabot Energy in June 2018, he is not appointed to the Board of Directors. Scott has more than 25 years’ experience in the oil & gas exploration and production industry, including 15 years as CEO. He co-founded High Power Petroleum LLC alongside Campbell Airlie and Petro Mychalkiw in 2015 as the oil exploration and production subsidiary of pulse-power technology world leader, I-Pulse.
He started his career as a Petroleum Engineer with ExxonMobil (formerly Mobil) in Aberdeen and went on to work in senior roles, including chief executive officer and regional head, at companies with operations in Europe, Africa, Asia, Middle East and North America. He is highly experienced at growing small companies into multi-billion dollar operations through the leverage of technology alongside community partnership. Scott has raised US$1 billion capital investment for oil & gas exploration, development and production over the last 15 years, creating ventures in the USA, Canada, Turkey and West Africa, delivering over 100,000 boepd production and 1 billion boe reserves and resources.
Scott does not sit on the Board of Cabot Energy.
Chief Financial Officer
Petro Mychalkiw joined Cabot Energy as a Non-executive Director in January 2018 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in June 2018.
Petro has 28 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant and over 12 years’ experience in the natural resources industry. His career has included roles as Chief Financial Officer of Oriel Resources, Equus Petroleum, Orsu Metals Corporation and most recently at I-Pulse Inc., the parent company of H2P. Petro has extensive experience of project financing including resource development projects, acquisition fundraising, debt refinancing and private placings.
Petro represents the interests of High Power Petroleum, the Company’s largest shareholder.
Chief Technical Officer
Campbell Airlie was appointed as a Non-executive Director in December 2016 and was appointed as Chief Technical Officer in June 2018.
Campbell has 36 years’ experience as a petroleum engineer with extensive time spent in upstream field development strategy and implementation. His career has included reservoir and production management and technical excellence roles with Schlumberger, BP, Edinburgh Petroleum Services and most recently as founder and Chief Technical Officer of Seven Energy.
Campbell has been a Distinguished Lecturer in Asset Management with the Society of Petroleum Engineers and a visiting lecturer in reservoir engineering and production optimisation at Heriot Watt University.
Campbell represents the interests of High Power Petroleum, the Company’s largest shareholder.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Rachel Maguire is an entrepreneur who is the founder and CEO of Arko Iris, a business consultancy advising organisations on best practice in stakeholder engagement, corporate governance and corporate responsibility.
She is a seasoned professional who brings with her over 20 years’ experience of The City and capital markets. Previous roles include senior management positions at London Stock Exchange including Head of UK Business Development and Head of AIM (UK). Rachel’s client experience includes FTSE 250 companies and global companies including Spectris, internationally-based MHP S.E and Euroclear.
Rachel is also an independent trustee at the National Paralympic Heritage Trust where she chairs the Finance & Development Committee. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.