Amjad Bseisu

Chief Executive

Amjad holds a BSc Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc and D.ENG degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Stanford University. From 1984 to 1998, Amjad worked for the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO).

Committees: Nomination 

Appointed: 22 February 2010

Amjad Bseisu holds a BSc Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc and D.ENG degree in Aeronautical Engineering. From 1984 to 1998, Amjad worked for the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), eventually becoming president of ARCO Petroleum Ventures and ARCO Crude Trading Inc. In 1998 Amjad founded the operations and investment business for Petrofac Limited and was the chief executive officer of Petrofac Energy Developments International Limited.  In 2010 Amjad formed EnQuest PLC having previously been a founding non-executive director of Serica Energy plc and Stratic Energy Corporation.

Other principal external appointments: Chairman of the independent energy community for the World Economic Forum since 2016, British Business Ambassador for Energy 2013 - 15, non-executive chairman of Enviromena Power Systems, a private company and the leading developer of solar services in the Middle East.

Jock Lennox

Non-Executive Chairman

Jock Lennox holds a Law degree and in 1980 qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young LLP, Edinburgh and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Committee: Nomination (Chairman)

Appointed: 8 September 2016 (member of the Board since 22 February 2010)

Jock Lennox holds a Law degree and in 1980 qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young LLP (‘EY’), Edinburgh and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. In 1988 Jock became a partner at  EY. In his time at EY Jock was seconded to work in Seattle, US in the early 1980's. Throughout his career he worked with a range of multinational clients, working on projects in many countries. He also held a number of EY Global and UK leadership positions. Jock retired from EY in 2009.

Other principal external appointments: Non-executive director of Barratt Developments plc and Dixons Carphone plc. He is Chairman of Hill & Smith Holdings plc and a trustee of the Tall Ships Youth Trust.

Jonathan Swinney

Chief Financial Officer

Jonathan is a qualified chartered accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. 

Appointed: 29 March 2010 

Jonathan Swinney is a qualified chartered accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. He is also a qualified solicitor and focused on acquisition finance. Jonathan worked at Credit Suisse and then Lehman Brothers, advising on a wide range of transactions with equity advisory. Jonathan joined Petrofac Limited in April 2008 as head of mergers and acquisitions for the Petrofact Group, and left in 2010 to join EnQuest PLC. The combination of Jonathan's experience has been critical in raising finance during EnQuest's existence as well as having merger and acquisition transactional experience. Having both accounting and legal professional qualifications as well as significant capital markets knowledge, experience and understanding have all been key to the successful restructuring undertaken in 2016.

Helmut Langanger

Senior Independent Director

Helmut Langanger holds an MSc degree in Petroleum Engineering and an MA in Economics.

Committees: Remuneration (Chairman) and Nomination   

Appointed: 16 March 2010

Helmut Langanger holds an MSc degree in Petroleum Engineering and an MA in Economics. Between 1974 and 2010, Helmut was employed by OMV, Austria where he was a reservoir engineer until 1980. From 1981 to 1985, Helmut was an evaluation engineer for the technical and economic assessment of international E&P ventures, and from 1985 to 1989 he held the position of vice-president, planning and economics for E&P and natural gas projects. In 1989 Helmut was appointed as senior vice-president of international E&P and in 1992 became senior vice-president of E&P for OMV’s global operations. From 2002 Helmut had been the group executive vice-president for E&P, OMV until he retired in 2010. In his capacity Helmut was in charge of 14 countries. Production increased from 80,000 barrels per day to 320,000 barrels per day.

Other principal external appointments: Non-executive director of Schoeller Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment A.G. (Austria), Serinus Energy Inc. (formerly Kulczyk Oil Ventures Inc.) (Poland and Canada) and MND (Czech Republic). 

Neil McCulloch

Chief Operating Officer

Neil is a graduate of Cambridge University and Heriot Watt University and holds a Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering. 

Committee: Risk
Appointed: March 2014 (Executive Director since 25 May 2017)
 
Neil is a graduate of Cambridge University and Heriot Watt University and holds a Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering. He began his career as a graduate trainee with British Gas E&P and from 1996 to 2001 worked in a variety of technical consultancy and investment banking roles. He then went on to spend 11 years with BG Group in a range of senior UK and international roles, latterly as vice president & asset general manager, UK Upstream, with accountability for the delivery of BG’s UK North Sea business. Neil joined EnQuest in March 2014 from international oil and gas company OMV AG, where he held the global role of senior vice president production & engineering. Neil holds a number of external appointments including operator co-chair of Oil & Gas UK and a board member of the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre.
 
Other principle external appointments: 
Operator co-chair of Oil & Gas UK, a board member of the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre and board member of Opportunity North East (Oil & Gas).

 

 

Dr Philip Nolan

Non-Executive Director

Phil Nolan holds both a BSc and a PhD in Geology and has an MBA from the London Business School.

Committees: Audit, Remuneration and Risk

Appointed: 1 August 2012

Phil Nolan holds a BSc and PhD in Geology and has an MBA from the London Business School. Phil spent 15 years with BP working in the UK, the US, Australia and Southeast Asia.  Latterly he was responsible for acquisition and disposals for BP Exploration worldwide and was managing director of Interconnector (UK) Limited which built and operates the gas pipeline between Bacton and Zeebrugge. He joined BG Group plc (‘BG Group’) where he was chief executive officer of Transco which runs the UK gas pipeline network and sat as an executive member of the BG Group board.  On demerger from BG Group, Phil was chief executive officer of the Lattice Group plc, a FTSE 100 company.  Subsequently Phil was chief executive officer of eircom Limited, the national Irish telecoms company. 

Other principal external appointments: Chairman of the John Laing Group plc an international infrastructure developer and investor with operations in the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and North America. Phil is also chairman of the Ulster Bank and Affinity Water Limited.

Philip Holland

Non-Executive Director

Phil Holland holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from Leeds as well as an MSc in Engineering and Construction Project Management from Cranfield School of Management. 

Committee: Risk (Chairman)

Appointed: 1 August 2015

Phil Holland holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from Leeds as well as an MSc in Engineering and Construction Project Management from Cranfield School of Management. Phil has extensive experience in managing large scale oil and gas projects around the globe. In 1980, Phil joined Bechtel Corporation, where for over 20 years he managed major oil and gas projects in a wide range of international locations. In 2004, Phil joined Shell as vice president of projects, Shell Global Solutions International. In 2009, Phil became executive vice-president downstream projects in Shell’s newly formed projects and technology business and then in 2010 he was appointed as project director for the Shell development Kazakhstan’s Kashagan phase 2 project, and subsequently the Shell/QP Al Karaana petrochemicals project. Since 2013, he has operated as an independent project management consultant.

Other principal external appointments: Chief Executive of Lloyds Energy Limited.

Carl Hughes

Non-Executive Director

Carl Hughes holds an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and is a Fellow of the Energy Institute. 

Committees: Audit (Chairman), Remuneration and Risk

Appointed: 1 January 2017

Carl Hughes holds an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and is a Fellow of the Energy Institute. 

Carl joined Arthur Andersen in 1983, qualified as a chartered accountant and became a partner in 1993.  Throughout his professional career he specialised in the oil & gas, mining and utilities sectors, becoming the head of the UK energy and resources industry practice of Andersen in 1999 and subsequently of Deloitte in 2002.  When Carl retired from the partnership of Deloitte in 2015 he was a vice chairman, senior audit partner and leader of the firm’s energy and resources business globally.

Carl is a trustee and member of council of the Energy Institute; a member of the development board of St Peter’s College, Oxford; a member of the General Synod of the Church of England and the finance committee of the Archbishops’ Council; and vice chairman of the board of finance of the Diocese of Southwark.

Details as per EnQuest’s 2016 Annual Report