Our senior management team bring their extensive and varied experience covering the energy industry, financial services, human resources and capital markets to the Company and assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of the Group’s strategy.

Bob Davenport

Managing Director – North Sea

Key strengths and experience

  • Extensive international experience leading large upstream development projects
  • Strong operational and engineering experience

Bob joined EnQuest in 2015 and is currently responsible for the Group’s UK North Sea business. He has extensive international experience in upstream, with prior roles including: Managing Director – Malaysia, leading the Group’s Malaysia business; and operations director – North Sea and managing director – Khalda JV at Apache Corporation, where he led the largest oil and gas producer in Egypt’s western desert.

Richard Hall

Managing Director, Malaysia

Key strengths and experience

  • Significant international experience
  • Senior positions held in operations, field development and project roles

Richard rejoined EnQuest in December 2020 and has overall responsibility for EnQuest’s Malaysian business, having previously worked for EnQuest as part of the Executive Committee as Head of Major Capital Projects where he was instrumental in taking Kraken from project concept stage through to production. Previously, Richard had roles at Petrofac, including: vice president of operations & developments; and general manager in Malaysia, where he started Petrofac Malaysia. Richard went on to be co-founder and CEO of Malaysia-focused Nio Petroleum and was also one of four founders and operations director of the service company UWG Ltd.

Janice Mair

Director of People, Culture and Diversity

Key strengths and experience

  • A master’s of law degree in employment law and practice and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • An excellent focus on people strategy and personnel development, with strong experience in the energy sector

Janice joined EnQuest in June 2018 and is responsible for leading our people strategy.  Prior to joining EnQuest, Janice was Head of Human Resources for Repsol Sinopec Resources, previously Talisman Energy UK. She has held leadership positions at BAA plc at Aberdeen and Southampton Airports, as well as in management teams in a variety of other sectors.  Janice holds a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management, a master’s of law degree in employment law and practice, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Janice’s passion is in striving to create working environments where people can thrive and be their best.

Martin Mentiply

Business Development Director

Key strengths and experience

  • Over 20 years’ experience in senior technical and commercial roles
  • Extensive geographical experience

Martin joined EnQuest in 2016 and is responsible for all business development-related activities across the Group. He has over 20 years of broad international oil and gas operator experience. Throughout his career he has gained significant technical and commercial expertise in field development planning, project execution, reservoir management and investment assurance across the value chain, from upstream through to LNG.

Salman Malik

Managing Director - Corporate Development, Infrastructure and New Energy

Key strengths and experience

  • Corporate strategy, investment management, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions experience across the energy value chain
  • Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder

Salman joined EnQuest in 2013 and is responsible for the Group’s strategy, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. He has extensive experience in structured finance, acquisitions, post-acquisition management and divestitures across the energy value chain. He has also held several positions in the private equity and investment banking industry.