Nigel Moore is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the audit committee of Hochschild Mining plc, Vitec Group plc and Ascent Resources plc. He was formally a London based partner of Ernst & Young where he was responsible for the Ernst & Young operations in Russia and Eastern Europe for several years. Nigel is a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees.
Dr Paul Davies joined the Board on 30 January 1998. He has been active in the oil and gas industry since 1976 and was the co-founder of the JP Kenny Group of Companies which traded internationally in oil and gas engineering, oil and gas exploration and production, subsea survey and inspection, and shipping. He has extensive experience of business in the former Soviet Union and was a founder of JP Kenny Exploration & Production Ltd, the forerunner of JKX Oil & Gas plc. He holds an Honours degree in Civil Engineering and PhD in structural mechanics from University College London.
Cynthia Dubin has more than 28 years experience in the oil and gas and energy sectors. She was previously a co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of Canamens Energy Ltd, an oil and gas exploration and production company which focused on North Africa, the Middle East and the North and Caspian Sea regions. Prior to that, Cynthia worked for Edison Mission Energy in London for 12 years where she joined as Finance Manager before becoming Vice President and Finance Director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa in 1998.
Peter Dixon joined the Board on 1 July 2007 with 28 years of broad experience in the upstream oil and gas industry in the UK, Middle East, Africa and the former Soviet Union. Peter graduated in Physics and Geology from Sunderland University and spent 15 years working in geophysical and management roles within the SSL and Schlumberger group companies. Since joining JKX in 1995, Peter has occupied a number of senior positions within the group including Asset Manager Ukraine, Group Commercial Executive and General Director of Poltava Petroleum Company.
Martin Miller joined JKX in 1994 as Chief Geologist and has held a number of senior positions in the Company, including directing JKX’s Georgian operations. Most recently, he has assumed responsibility for JKX’s ventures in Russia and Ukraine. Martin is a Chartered Engineer and has over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, including senior positions with Mobil and BP.
Earl of Oxford & Asquith joined the Foreign Office in 1980 and was the Counsellor at the British Embassy in Kiev from 1992 until his resignation in 1997 to pursue private business interests.
Lord Oxford is a member of the Nomination Committee.
Dipesh Shah is Senior Independent Director and he joined the Board with over 30 years experience of the oil and gas sector. He was Chief Executive of several businesses in BP and the UK Atomic Energy Authority, and Chairman of Viridian Group plc. Dipesh is currently a Non-Executive Director at Thames Water and Kemble Water Group of Companies, The Crown Estate, Canaccord Genuity Inc, and the EU Marguerite Fund where he is Chairman of the Investment Committee, Trustee of the British Youth Opera and Governor of Merchant Taylors’ School. He is a graduate of the Universities of London and Warwick and of the Harvard Business School management programme. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.
Alastair Ferguson joined the Board as Non-Executive Director on 1 November 2011 with an extensive background in the oil and gas industry and considerable experience of the Russian gas market. Alastair recently retired from the position of Executive Vice-President Gas & Power with TNK-BP after eight years in Moscow having successfully led its gas and power business in Russia and Ukraine. Prior to that, he held a wide range of senior positions with BP during his 33 year career in the oil and gas industry. His expertise ranges from developing to managing major integrated projects across the world. Alastair is a member of the Audit Committee.
Richard Murray was appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company on 1 January 2013 and subsequently appointed as Chair of the Audit Committee.
Richard recently retired from the position of Audit Partner at Ernst & Young LLP after more than 35 years of service. Richard has significant expertise in advising mid-market and major international groups on issues ranging from acquisitions and restructuring to other corporate finance activities.
Richard graduated from Trinity College Dublin before joining Ernst & Young in 1972. He subsequently became partner in 1984 and Senior Audit Partner in 1999.
As well as Chairing the Audit Committee, Richard is a member of the Remuneration Committee.