Phillip Gobe, Non Executive Chairman

Phillip Gobe has over 40 years’ experience in the oil and gas business both in the U.S.A. and internationally. Phillip has held senior positions in Energy Partners Ltd (President & COO), Nuevo Energy Co. (COO), Vastar Resources (COO) and several senior positions with Atlantic Richfield Company, including a role as Operations Manager of Prudhoe Bay in Alaska, the largest oilfield in the USA. Throughout his career Phillip has successfully overseen several corporate exits at substantial premiums to pre-deal valuations. Phillip also has a background in drilling, human resources and health & safety. He is currently a non-executive director of the S&P 500 company, Pioneer Natural Resources and is Chairman of ProPetro, a Midland, Texas-based oilfield services company providing hydraulic fracturing and other complementary services to leading upstream oil and gas companies engaged in the exploration and production of North American unconventional oil and natural gas resources.

Phillip is the Chairman of the Audit, Remuneration & Nominations Committee, the Conflicts Committee, and is a member of the Anti-Corruption & Bribery Committee.

John (Jay) Cheatham, Chief Executive Officer

Jay Cheatham has over 40 years' experience in all aspects of the petroleum business. He has extensive international experience in both oil and natural gas, primarily for ARCO. At ARCO, Jay held a series of senior appointments. These include Senior Vice President and District Manager (ARCO eastern District) with direct responsibility for Gulf Coast US operations and exploration and President of ARCO International where he had responsibility for all exploration and production outside the U.S. Jay's most recent appointment has been as President and CEO of Rolls-Royce Power Ventures, where he had the key responsibility for restructuring the company.

Jay also has considerable financial skills in addition to his corporate and operational expertise. He has acted as Chief Financial Officer for ARCO's US oil and natural gas company (ARCO Oil & Gas). Moreover he has understanding of the capital markets through his past position as CEO to the Petrogen Fund, a private equity fund.

Jay is a member of the Audit, Remuneration & Nominations Committee, Conflicts Committee and the Anti-Corruption & Bribery Committee.

Justin Hondris, Director, Finance and Corporate Development 

Justin Hondris has over 10 years experience in public company management in the upstream oil and gas sector and has wide-ranging experience in corporate finance, private equity and capital markets in the UK and abroad. Prior to Pantheon, Justin held a senior position in the private equity sector where he gained valuable experience in both investment and exit strategies for growth companies.

He is responsible for the financial, legal, administrative and corporate development functions of the company.

Justin is Chairman of the Anti-Corruption & Bribery Committee as well as a member of the Remuneration & Nominations Committee and Conflicts Committee.

Robert (Bob) Rosenthal, Technical Director

Bob Rosenthal has over 40 years experience in the oil and gas industry globally as an Exploration Geologist and Geophysicist.  He has held various senior exploration positions and spent a large part of his career at Exxon and at BP,where he gained key relevant regional experience in the geology of North Slope of Alaska and of Texas. Since 1999, Bob has run his own successful consulting business and has led the exportation efforts of a number of private and public companies.

Jeremy Brest, Non-Executive Director

Jeremy Brest has more than 20 years’ experience in investment banking and financial advisory. Jeremy is the founder of Framework Capital Solutions, a boutique Singapore-based advisory firm specialised in structuring and execution of private transactions. Prior to founding Framework, Jeremy was the head of structuring for Indonesia at Credit Suisse and a derivatives trader at Goldman Sachs. Jeremy is also a non-executive director of Conrad Asia Energy Ltd, an energy company focused on natural gas in the shallow waters offshore Indonesia.

Jeremy is a member of the Audit, Remuneration & Nominations Committee, Conflicts Committee and the Anti-Corruption & Bribery Committee.

David Hobbs, Independent Non-Executive Director

David graduated as a Petroleum Engineer from Imperial College in 1984, initially working at British Gas as a drilling engineer before moving into commercial and business development roles at Monument Oil & Gas and Hardy Oil and Gas, two UK listed international independent E&P companies.  He joined Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), now part of S&P Global, ending up as Chief Energy Strategist, advising Government officials, senior executives and Boards of Directors across the energy sector.  He also spent six years as part of the leadership team establishing the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  David is an adjunct professor at the University of Calgary.

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