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Board of Directors

The long-term success of the Company is the collective responsibility of the Board. 

The Board is the custodian of the Company’s values, its long‑term vision and provides strategic direction and guidance for the Company in order to deliver long-term shareholder value.

Amjad Bseisu

Chief Executive

Committees: Governance and Nomination 
Appointed: 22 February 2010

Key strengths and experience

  • Extensive energy industry and leadership experience

Amjad worked for the Atlantic Richfield Company (‘ARCO’) from 1984 to 1998, eventually becoming president of ARCO Petroleum Ventures. In 1998, he founded and was the chief executive of Petrofac Resources International Limited which merged into Petrofac PLC in 2003. In 2010, Amjad formed EnQuest PLC, having previously been a founding non-executive chairman of Serica Energy plc and a founding partner of Stratic Energy Corporation. Amjad was British Business Ambassador for Energy from 2013 to 2015.

Principal external appointments

Chairman of the independent energy community for the World Economic Forum since 2016. Director of The Amjad and Suha Bseisu Foundations since 2011.

Gareth Penny

Non-Executive Chairman

Committees: Governance and Nomination (Chair) and Remuneration and Social Responsibility
Appointed: 6 December 2022

Key strengths and experience

  • A wealth of board-level and extractive industry experience

Gareth has chaired a number of public and private boards. He is currently chairman of Ninety one Plc and Ltd, having previously been chairman of Norilsk Nickel, Russia’s largest diversified mining and metals company. Gareth also served on the board of Julius Baer Group for 12 years. Gareth has extensive experience in extractive industries, having spent 22 years with De Beers and Anglo American, the last five of which he was group chief executive officer of De Beers.

Principal external appointments

Chairman of Ninety One Plc and Ltd.


Jonathan Copus

Chief Financial Officer

Appointed: 30 May 2024

Key strengths and experience

  • Broad background in the energy and natural resource sectors built through technical, finance, operational and commercial roles in both large and small organisations
  • Significant capital markets experience
  • Strong technical knowledge in geology and geoscience


Jonathan joined EnQuest in December 2023 as CFO Designate, becoming EnQuest CFO on 1 February 2024. Jonathan has a strong technical background in geology and geoscience alongside ten years’ capital markets experience. In his time in the City, Jonathan was the number one ranked energy analyst and co-authored a well-respected industry handbook, 'Oil and Gas for Beginners'. Jonathan spent four years as CFO of Salamander Energy PLC, a production and development business focused in South East Asia. While there, Jonathan more than doubled the post-tax margin against a flat oil price. For the last seven years, Jonathan was CEO of Getech Group PLC, where he repositioned and recapitalised the business as a data and analytics specialist, while also decarbonising more than one-third of revenues.

Farina Khan

Senior Independent Director

Committees: Audit (Chair) and Remuneration and Social Responsibility
Appointed: 1 November 2020

Key strengths and experience

  • Strong energy industry and financial experience, as well as deep insights into Malaysia

Farina is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. She started her career in 1994 with Coopers & Lybrand, Australia, before returning to Malaysia in 1997 to join PETRONAS where she held various senior positions. Farina was chief financial officer of PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd, one of the largest subsidiaries of PETRONAS with operations in over 20 countries and has also been Chief Financial Officer at PETRONAS Exploration and Production. From 2013, Farina was the Chief Financial Officer of PETRONAS Chemical Group Berhad, the largest listed entity of PETRONAS. Farina left PETRONAS in 2015 to pursue non-executive opportunities.

Principal external appointments

Senior independent director and member of the board of PETRONAS Gas Berhad. Member of the boards of the following Malaysian listed companies:  KLCC Property Holdings Berhad, AMMB Holdings Berhad and Icon Offshore Berhad. Farina currently sits also on the boards of Ambank Islamic Berhad and KLCC REIT Management Sdn. Bhd.


Michael Borrell

Non-Executive Director 

Committees: Sustainability and Risk (Chair), Audit and Governance and Nomination
Appointed: 5 September 2023 

Key strengths and experience

  • Substantial global exploration and production experience

Michael is an experienced operator of large-scale Exploration & Production assets, having worked for over 35 years with TotalEnergies, including managing the integration of the Maersk Oil business.  His international career with TotalEnergies has spanned Europe, Asia, North and South America, culminating in his appointment as senior vice president North Sea and Russia, and as Denmark country chair in 2020. 

Michael was a non-executive director of Novatek OAO, which was listed on the London Stock Exchange and Moscow Stock Exchange, between 2015 and 2021.

Principal external appointments


Rosalind Kainyah

Non-Executive Director 

Committees: Remuneration and Social Responsibility (Chair), Sustainability and Risk
Appointed: 30 May 2024

Key strengths and experience

  • Substantial international, multi-sector experience

Rosalind has over 30 years of international, legal, operational, executive and board experience in a variety of sectors, including energy, oil and gas, mining, infrastructure, private equity, financial services and manufacturing.

She has worked across Africa, Europe, the Americas, Asia and the South Pacific for companies and organisations, including Linklaters, Anglo American, De Beers, Tullow Oil plc, the United Nations Environment Programme, University of Oxford's Environmental Change Unit and ERM.

Principal external appointments

Rosalind is the founder and director of Kina Advisory Limited, and also a non-executive director of discoverIE plc, Gem Diamonds Limited and WE Soda, a private company.

Marianne Daryabegui

Non-Executive Director 

Committees: Audit, Sustainability and Risk
Appointed: 30 May 2024 

Key strengths and experience

  • Significant capital markets and mergers and acqusitions experience

Marianne is a seasoned capital markets adviser who has focused on oil and gas throughout her career, firstly in-house at Total, then as an adviser at BNP Paribas. Backed by her experience in corporate transactions, capital markets and structured finance, Marianne joined the banking sector and has since advised multiple oil and gas companies. She co-led the M&A Energy and Natural Resources practice at Natixis and was also formerly Head of Natural Resources at BNP Paribas. She was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Lithium de France in 2021 and led the €44 million Series B financing of the company. Her experience includes the listing of Arverne Group on Euronext through its merger with Transition SPAC.

Principal external appointments

Marianne is currently the Head of Investors Relations and M&A of the Arverne Group.