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 and Wood Group (formerly Amec Foster Wheeler PLC). He is the former Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors of Equinor ASA, 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.
Philip Jackson has over 30 years’ experience in investments and corporate finance in energy and infrastructure projects. He was the founder and former chief executive of J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s $860 million Asian Infrastructure and Related Resources Opportunity Fund. Philip was with J.P. Morgan (and heritage Jardine Fleming) for over 20 years, leading their power and infrastructure advisory businesses, advising on restructuring, M&A and privatisation. He started his career with the energy team at Ashurst LLP before moving to its client Trafalgar House plc, one of the UK’s leading independent oil and gas companies.
Philip graduated with an MA in law from the University of Cambridge and is a solicitor of the Supreme Court in England.
Andrew has more than 35 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, predominately at the Royal Dutch Shell Group holding senior managerial positions in the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark, Australia and Nigeria. Andrew has also held various executive positions outside of Shell including CEO of the North West Shelf Venture (offshore oil and gas and LNG production) in Australia, CEO/MD of Nigeria LNG and Vice President of Bonny Gas Transport. Whilst in Nigeria he was President of the Nigeria Gas Association. Andrew currently holds directorships at Chrysaor Holdings Ltd (UK), Gaz Transport et Technigaz (France), Hoegh LNG Holdings (Norway), and Hoegh LNG Partners (USA). He was formerly a non-executive director of Woodside Energy Ltd and Velocys PLC, and chairman of Seven Energy Ltd.
In 2006, Andrew was awarded an OBE by the UK Government for his services to British business and sustainable development in Nigeria. In 2008, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and is also a Fellow and past President of the Institute of Chemical Engineers and a Chartered Engineer. He holds a PH.D. from the University of Glasgow.