Mark AldrichHSEQ Manager
Mark joined Chrysaor in January 2011. He is a career HSEQ professional with extensive worldwide experience. Mark has a Masters Degree in risk management and safety technology from Aston University and the internationally recognised NEBOSH OHS Diploma. He is a chartered member of the institute of occupational safety and health. He started his working career as a naval cadet and rose to the rank of Chief Officer before moving in to HSEQ and operational advisory roles at Maersk. He was responsible for UK HSEQ at Maersk Contractors including their drilling rig and FPSO fleet and their respective safety cases. From 2000 to 2006 he was International Division EHS Manager at Burlington Resources and latterly was Group HSEQ Manager for E.ON Ruhrgas North Sea. Mark's career in the marine and oil and gas industries has spanned over 35 years and he is active in supporting the UK oil and gas industry through a variety of specialist industry work groups.
Will DashwoodFinance Director
David EllixEngineering & Pre-development Manager
Bob FennellOperations Director
Bob joined Chrysaor in late 2016 as Operations Director. He is a Chartered Engineer with a MSc/DIC in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College and a BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering from Leeds University. Bob spent the first twenty years of his career working in increasingly senior drilling and completion roles within BP, Elf, Transocean and finally Nexen. At Nexen he moved into Operations Management and over the next ten years served in a variety of senior positions initially as VP Operations, Yemen followed then by three years as Director, UK Operations; where from 2010 to 2013 he was responsible for over 200mboepd of gross production and $2billion of annual expenditure. From September 2013 to early 2015 he was VP, Global Deepwater supporting all of Nexen’s and CNOOC’s international deepwater operations. He was then appointed VP, Oil Sands for Nexen in Canada where, as with the UK, he was responsible for over 1,000 direct employees and contractors.Not only has Bob significant operational experience but he has also led or been closely involved in a number of successful transformational initiatives from the nationalisation of the Yemen operations, through the growth of Nexen UK from 20 people to being the largest UK oil producer and more recently with delivering fundamental changes to the Canadian Oil Sands operating model.
Corinne KeltHR Director
Andy PatienceDirector, Projects
Andy has a Bsc in Quantity Surveying and qualified as a Chartered QS. Andy has mainly worked in construction side of the industry for over 35 years with major operators. He has a proven track record of identifying and delivering major commercial initiatives whilst he worked with Amerada Hess as the Contracts Manager in Developments Business and as a pre-development asset manager. Andy has successfully monetised a number of sub-economic marginal fields. He led the Solan pre-development team through the current development solution before handing it over to Premier immediately prior to sanction. Andy also very successfully headed up the projects’ division of the project management company CSL for over 2 years, who at the time were providing 4 complete project teams to small independent oil and gas companies.
Robert PoddubiukTechnical Director
On completion of his doctorate, Robert joined Amerada Hess in 1987 developing his career though a series of exploration, development and technical expert roles. He was Reservoir Development Manager for Hess’s operated South Arne Field in Denmark (1997-2000) and Global Quality Assurance Manager for Geoscience (2000-2003). In 2003 he joined CH4 as Technical Director, and subsequently co-founded Chrysaor in 2007.
Karl TolsonWells Director & Country Manager
Andrew VickersCommunications Director
Andrew has 28 years of experience in the oil and gas sector with senior Communication leadership positions in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. He has led Shell's European Upstream External Affairs team (UK, Netherlands, Norway, Ireland, et al) and co-led significant employee engagement programmes. Most recently he was part of Shell's global External Relations leadership team with global accountability for civil society stakeholders. Over his career he has been responsible for the full suite of communications disciplines including media relations, stakeholder relations (government and non-government), employee communications, issue management, crisis management and digital.
His geographic responsibilities have ranged from the North Sea to the Amazon rainforest and external stakeholders have included local communities, incorporating indigenous peoples, through to senior government politicians and officials. Andrew has also played key roles in developing sustainability and corporate social responsibility strategies and practises.