Dr Alan Parsley chairs the Technical Committee at Kerogen. He has over 40 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, predominantly at Shell, where he held senior positions including Global Head of Exploration, Head of New Business Ventures, Chief Executive of Shell Syria and Chairman of Shell Australia. He formerly served as a member of the board of Woodside Petroleum Ltd.
Alan graduated from the University of Edinburgh and holds a BSc and a PhD in geology. He was a member of the Court of Heriot Watt University from 2005 to 2011.
Alan is a board member of Buried Hill, Pandion and Zennor.
Roy Franklin OBE is Chairman of Premier Oil, Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors of Statoil ASA, , and a board member of Wood Group (formerly Amec Foster Wheeler PLC). He is the former Chairman of Keller Group PLC, a former member of the Supervisory Board of OMV AG, and former board member of Santos.
A geologist by training, Roy has over 44 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. He spent 18 years in various exploration and management positions with BP, before leaving to join Clyde Petroleum PLC, where he became Group Managing Director in 1994. He subsequently became CEO of Paladin Resources PLC, a position he held until the company’s sale to Talisman in 2006. Since then he has held various non-executive directorships in resource-related international companies.
Roy graduated from the University of Southampton with a BSc in geology. He was awarded an OBE in recognition of his services to the oil and gas industry, and is a former Chairman of BRINDEX, the industry body that represents UK exploration and production companies.
Lord Mark Malloch-Brown is Chairman of SGO, a technology and consulting services company and a Senior Advisor to Eurasia, the political risk advisory group. He is a peer in the House of Lords and a former Minister in the British Foreign Office with responsibility for Africa, Asia and the United Nations. Prior to that, he served in the United Nations as Deputy Secretary-General and Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme. Before joining the United Nations, he was a Vice President at the World Bank. He has also served as Vice Chairman of the Soros Management Fund and the Soros Open Society Foundation.
Mark graduated with first-class honours in history from the University of Cambridge and completed his post-graduate studies in political science at the University of Michigan. He is an Honorary Fellow of Magdalene College Cambridge, a Distinguished Practitioner at the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government, an adjunct faculty member of the Academy of Leadership at Chatham House, and a former Visiting Fellow at the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization. Mark participates on a number of foundation boards, including chairing the International Crisis Group, and formerly chaired the Royal African Society.
Natasha Tsukanova is the Founder and Managing Director of Xenon Capital Partners, an advisory firm based in Moscow that specialises in the power and energy sectors. She was previously at J.P. Morgan, where she served as Head of Investment Banking in Russia and the CIS and also worked in J.P. Morgan’s oil and gas team in London. Prior to J.P. Morgan she worked for the Russian Privatisation Ministry and for Boston Consulting Group in London and Moscow. Natasha has extensive experience working with a wide range of oil and gas companies investing inbound into and outbound from Russia and Central Asia.
Natasha earned MA and PhD degrees in economics from Moscow State University and Harvard, respectively, and an MBA (Honours) from INSEAD.