Board of Directors and Management

Velocys' Board of Directors includes GTL experts as well as individuals with a deep knowledge of oil and gas markets worldwide and contacts at the highest level of the industry.

Members of our senior management team come from diverse backgrounds and bring multiple specialisms to the company. The team, which includes founding members of Velocys, has a strong entrepreneurial track record and extensive experience of technical and business unit management, gained at companies including BOC, BP, Esso, Phillips Petroleum, Sasol, Bain, GE, Chevron and Syntroleum.

 

Board of Directors

Dr Pierre Jungels, CBE
Chairman

Biographical details

Pierre is an oil industry veteran, with over 30 years' experience – 12 of which were spent at main board level, including appointments as Chairman of Rockhopper Exploration plc, Chief Executive of Enterprise Oil plc, Executive Director of PetroFina, and Managing Director of British Gas. He also currently holds a non-executive directorship at Baker Hughes Inc. Pierre is a certified engineer and has a PhD in geophysics and hydraulics from the California Institute of Technology. He was twice President of the Institute of Petroleum.

Pierre Jungels

Julian West
Senior Independent Director

Biographical details

Julian brings forty years' experience of energy policy, in both the private and public sectors, and has broad expertise in international politics, privatisation, energy economics, and regulation of energy companies. Until 2008, he was a Senior Director at Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), leading the firm's oil teams. Before joining CERA in 1996, Julian was an executive and main Board Director at Enterprise Oil plc, where he was responsible for the company's planning and business development. Previously, at the UK Department of Energy (1974-83), he focused on oil and energy policy and financial control and, under different administrations, served as Principal Private Secretary to a Minister of State and three Secretaries of State.

Julian West

Sandy Shaw
Non-Executive Director

Biographical details

Sandy has nearly 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. From 2008 until its take-over in 2013 Sandy was an Executive Director Corporate & Commercial, and Company Secretary of Valiant Petroleum PLC, a company of which she was a founder and initially a Non-Executive Director. She has held senior executive positions as group legal counsel and/or commercial director for numerous companies including Consort Resources, LASMO PLC (where she was also inter alia President of LASMO USA), Esso Petroleum, Marathon Oil and Mobil. Sandy has extensive oil and gas M&A experience, has overseen numerous material private equity subscriptions and led a £200 million trade sale through to final negotiations. She’s worked as a consultant to several oil and gas companies, as well as two UK law firms.

Sandy Shaw

Mark Chatterji
Non-Executive Director

Biographical details

Mark brings 20+ years' experience in the banking and finance sector to Velocys. He was previously the CFO and Executive VP Commercial of Woodside Petroleum during the FEED, final investment decision and construction phases of the Pluto LNG plant in Western Australia. Prior to joining Woodside, he was a VP in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs in New York and has also held various positions at Atlantic Richfield Company (now part of BP plc), Merrill Lynch, and the United States Army. Mark is currently a self-employed entrepreneur. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BSc from Georgetown University.

Mark Chatterji

Ross Allonby
Non-Executive Director

Biographical details

Ross brings considerable experience in the banking and finance sector to Velocys. He is a Founder, Managing Partner and CEO/CIO of First River Capital Partners LLP, an integrated advisory, origination, structuring and investment management business providing companies in emerging markets with debt financing solutions.

He was formerly Head of Emerging Markets (EM) Credit Trading at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, responsible for EM direct lending, loans, structured credit trading, EM special situations, EM distressed/high yield and EM flow trading. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, he was a Director in the Capital Markets Group of Standard Bank, London, and had previously been a VP at Goldman Sachs.

Ross Allonby

 

Board Directors – Executive

 

Other Key Management

 

 

 

 

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