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.
Independent Non-executive Chairman
Jon was appointed Chairman in September 2013. Jon has a BSc. in Geology from the University of London and over 30 years’ experience in the mid-cap Exploration and Production industry.
After several years with operating oil and gas companies, Jon joined Venture Production in 1999 as Chief Operating Officer where he remained a board director until Venture’s sale in 2009.
Until recently Jon held two other non-executive positions, one with Trinity Exploration and Production Plc and the other with Metro Exploration Holding Corporation.
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.
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.
President, Cabot Energy Inc.
Paul joined Cabot Energy in September 2014 as Chief Operating Officer and moved to Calgary in April 2017 after being appointed as President of Cabot Energy Inc.
He has a facilities engineering background and has an extensive background in oil and gas operations having previously held management positions with Consort Resources, Caledonia Oil and Gas and most recently as General Manager, Operations for E.ON Exploration and Production Ltd.
Paul has experience of working in the UK North Sea, North Africa, Norway, and North America and is a Member of the Institute of Measurement and Control and the Engineering Council in the UK.
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.
Senior Independent Non-executive Director
Iain Lanaghan joined as a Non-executive Director in February 2014.
He has specialised in growing and financing companies. In oil and gas his experience has included being Finance Director of Faroe Petroleum plc and of private equity backed Atlantic Power, which he led to a successful trade sale. His non-executive roles are as founder and chairman of Metropolitan European Transport, one of Germany’s largest private bus operators, and director of UK Government owned National Nuclear Laboratory, DE&S and Scottish Water. His Finance Director roles have included FirstGroup plc and PowerGen International.
He is a chartered accountant, having qualified with KPMG.