The Board is 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.
At the end of 2016, the Board was enhanced with the appointment of Campbell Airlie as a Non-executive Director. Campbell provides a wealth of industry experience to the Board, particularly from an engineering perspective and bolsters the technical rigour given to the executive management and staff.
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
Keith joined Northern Petroleum in May 2012 as Chief Operating Officer, was appointed to the Board in November the same year, and was made Chief Executive Officer in July 2013.
Keith gained a degree in physics and has over 25 years’ industry experience. Commencing his career with Western Atlas Logging Services, Keith progressed to hold managerial positions in Amerada Hess, Burlington Resources and was most recently employed as General Manager Operations for E.ON Ruhrgas in Norway.
Keith has extensive experience in the North Sea, North Africa and Norway.
Nick was appointed Finance Director in November 2012.
Before joining Northern Petroleum, Nick spent over 13 years in investment banking where he focused on advising the international E&P industry. He specialised in advising upon mergers and acquisitions and providing equity capital markets advice and services to a broad range of global oil and gas companies, both public and private. He was employed by Tristone Capital, the global energy investment bank, and latterly GMP Securities, for six years prior to joining Northern Petroleum.
Nick qualified as a chartered accountant at Price Waterhouse and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
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.
Campbell Airlie was appointed as a Non-executive Director in December 2016.
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.