Viscount Torrington

Independent Non-Executive Chairman


iscount Torrington graduated from Oxford University as a geologist in 1964. He served in technical and managerial roles with Anglo American plc and Lonrho plc. In 1975, he became managing director of the Attock Oil Company, later Anvil Petroleum plc. The latter was merged with Berkeley Exploration in 1986, and acquired by Ranger Oil the same year. In 1987, he became a Director of Flextech plc and chief executive of Exploration & Production Services (Holdings) Limited, better known as Expro, a major UK oilfield services contractor. In 1995, he became Managing Director of Heritage Oil & Gas Limited, later listed in Toronto as Heritage Oil Corporation. Viscount Torrington brings long experience of governance and public markets, and is able to empathise with the sometimes differing views of investors and the executive director.

Dr Stephen Boldy

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Stephen Boldy is a petroleum geologist with 38 years’ experience. He completed a B.Sc. in Geology at Bedford College, University of London in 1976 and a M.Sc. in Sedimentology at Reading University in 1977. He then moved to Dublin and undertook research for his Ph.D. at Trinity College Dublin between 1977 and 1980, being awarded his Ph.D. in 1983. From 1980 to 1984 Dr Boldy worked as a petroleum geologist for the Petroleum Affairs Division of the Department of Energy in Dublin and then spent almost 19 years with Amerada Hess Corporation, where his appointments included U.K. Exploration Manager, Norway Exploration Manager and International Exploration Manager. In March 2003 he joined Ramco Energy as Vice President Ireland and led the flotation of Lansdowne Oil and Gas in 2006. Dr Boldy has extensive experience of working Irish offshore basins and the basins west of Britain and served as President of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain (PESGB) in 2004.

Con Casey

Company Secretary

Con Casey has an honours degree in Business Management from Trinity College and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He has over 30 years’ experience in advising companies in the natural resources sector as well as acting as adviser to a number of publicly quoted companies and semi-state organisations. He specialises in the area of corporate finance and is a Director at Smith & Williamson; one of Ireland’s top ten accountancy firms, as well as being a former non-executive director of San Leon Energy Plc and Petroceltic International Plc where he held a Board position for 13 years.

John Aldersey-Williams

Independent Non-Executive Director

John Aldersey-Williams has worked in energy since 1984. He started his career as an oil company geologist before completing an MBA. He then spent some years in investment banking, with an energy focus, before returning to the oil industry in financial and commercial roles. From 1999 to 2001, he served as finance director to Texaco’s North Sea Upstream Business Unit. From 2001 until 2008, he was a consultant active across the energy sector, before being appointed a Director and subsequently CEO of SeaEnergy PLC in 2012. He has been a director of Lansdowne Oil & Gas plc since 2012.

Jeffrey David Auld

Independent Non-Executive Director

Jeffrey Auld has more than 25 years of financial and commercial experience in upstream oil and gas development and production. He is currently the President and CEO of Serinus Energy plc, an AIM listed oil and gas company. His career has involved periods working for exploration and production companies – Premier Oil, PetroKazakhstan and Equator Exploration; as well as periods spent in financial institutions – Goldman Sachs, Canaccord Adams and Macquarie. He was appointed as a Non-Executive director of Lansdowne Oil & Gas plc in September 2013.

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