Linda is a Managing Director, member of the Executive Committee, and CEO of Harbour Energy. Linda retired from Royal Dutch Shell plc in 2010, at which time she was a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. During her 29 years with Shell, she held positions including CEO of Shell Gas & Power (London and The Hague); CEO of Shell Canada Ltd. (Calgary); EVP Strategy & Finance for Global Exploration & Production (The Hague); and various U.S. Exploration & Production management, operational and engineering roles. She received a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Kansas and is currently a Trustee for the University's Endowment Association, a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers., and a Director on the Board of Bank of New York Mellon.
Chief Executive Officer
Phil qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young in 1991 before joining Hess in 1996. He served in a variety of roles including Head of Finance, North West Europe. After leaving Hess in 2002 he set up CH4 Energy with two other ex-Hess colleagues. Phil was joint MD of CH4 which, with financial backing from 3i plc and Trust Company of the West (''TCW'') (an EIG predecessor firm), they acquired and operated the Markham field and associated satellites on the UK/Dutch median line. Phil founded Chrysaor in 2007 and has led the group since then.
Phil has been a member of the Board of Oil and Gas UK since 2013 and is currently Operator Council Co-Chair and Vice Chair of the Board. He has recently completed his time with OGA as co-chair of their UK Exploration Board, one of six boards responsible for driving the industry's response to the OGA strategy and Sir Ian Wood's MER vision. Phil continues his work with OGA as a member of the overarching industry body, the MER UK Forum, which includes the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Ministers from the same department, HM Treasury, the Scottish Office and the Scottish government.
Chief Financial Officer
Andrew joined Chrysaor as Chief Financial Officer in 2012. Previously he had over 20 years Capital Markets experience in Investment Banking, latterly as a Managing Director responsible for Merrill Lynch’s Natural Resources Equity Capital Markets and Broking business. Andrew has worked on a significant number of oil and gas transactions for both public and private companies. He has acted as an advisor to most members of the UK E&P Independent sector and has unrivalled experience in advising early stage E&P companies which went on to create significant returns for shareholders.
Mark Brown led the management buyout of Barclays Natural Resource Investments private equity business, renamed Global Natural Resources Investments. He currently serves as Managing Partner.
Bob Edwards currently serves as a Partner of NGP Energy Capital and is a former Partner in the Energy Practice at McKinsey & Company and was an executive at BP, Marathon, and Brown and Root International.
G. Steven Farris served as chairman and chief executive officer of Apache Corporation, an oil and natural gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea, Egypt, and Australia. Mr. Farris was named chairman of Apache in January 2009, upon the retirement of company founder Raymond Plank. He was promoted to president in 1994 and chief executive officer in May 2002. Mr. Farris joined Apache in June 1988 as vice president of domestic exploration and production and was promoted to senior vice president in May 1991. Prior to joining Apache, Mr. Farris was vice president, finance and business development, of Terra Resources, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy.
John Hogan has over 40 years of experience in the global oil, gas and oil field services sectors. A geologist by background, he has extensive experience at the Executive level, including at LASMO where he served as Chief Operating Officer.
Andrew Jamieson has served as a Director of Höegh LNG since 2009 and previously served on the Board of Woodside Energy. Andrew retired from the Royal Dutch Shell plc in 2009 where he has served as Executive Vice President Gas & Projects and Member of the Gas & Power Executive Committee since 2005. At Shell he held positions in The Netherlands, Denmark, Australia and Nigeria. Andrew holds a Ph.D. degree from Glasgow University.
R. Blair Thomas
R. Blair Thomas is Chief Executive Officer of EIG, as well as Chairman of the Investment Committee and the Executive Committee. EIG was formerly part of Trust Company of the West where Mr. Thomas was a Group Managing Director and a member of the Board of Directors of TCW Asset Management Company. Prior to joining EIG in 1998, Mr. Thomas was a senior investment officer with the Inter-American Development Bank and a project finance attorney at the law firm of Brown & Wood in New York and worked in the White House of President George H. W. Bush as an advisor on energy and budget policy.