Dr Pierre Jungels, CBE
Pierre is an oil industry veteran, with over 40 years’ experience – nearly 30 of which were spent at main board level, including appointments as Chairman of Rockhopper Exploration plc, Chief Executive of Enterprise Oil plc, Executive Director of PetroFina, and Managing Director of British Gas. Until recently he was a Non-Executive Director at Baker Hughes Inc. Pierre is a certified engineer and has a PhD in geophysics and hydraulics from the California Institute of Technology. He was twice President of the Institute of Petroleum.
Sandy has nearly 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. From 2008 until its take-over in 2013 Sandy was an Executive Director Corporate & Commercial, and Company Secretary of Valiant Petroleum PLC, a company of which she was a founder and initially a Non-Executive Director. She has held senior executive positions as group legal counsel and/or commercial director for numerous companies including Consort Resources, LASMO PLC (where she was also inter alia President of LASMO USA), Esso Petroleum, Marathon Oil and Mobil. Sandy has extensive oil and gas M&A experience, has overseen numerous material private equity subscriptions and led a £200 million trade sale through to final negotiations. She has worked as a consultant to several oil and gas companies, as well as two UK law firms.
Philip holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from Leeds University and a MSc in Engineering and Construction Project Management from Cranfield School of Management. He has extensive experience in managing large scale oil and gas projects around the globe. In 1980, he joined Bechtel Corporation and managed major oil and gas projects in a wide range of international locations. In 2004, he joined Shell as vice president of projects, Shell Global Solutions International. In 2009, Philip became executive vice president downstream projects in Shell’s newly formed projects and technology business and in 2010 he was appointed as project director for Shell’s Kashagan phase 2 project in Kazakhstan, and subsequently the Shell/QP Al Karaana petrochemicals project. Since 2013, he has operated as an independent project management consultant. Philip joined the Board of Enquest plc in August 2015, where he chairs its Risk Committee and is a member of its Remuneration Committee. Philip was appointed as Senior Independent Director of Velocys in January 2019.
Darran has 30 years of commercial experience in energy, transport and sustainable development, with particular focus on renewable energy and low-emission transport. He has served as Managing Director Certification and International Director at the Carbon Trust, Vice President Fuel Development at Shell, and General Manager Market Development at British Airways. At Shell he worked on the removal of lead and sulphur from fuel in the UK, new business models in the US, and the development of Shell’s global biofuel business, where he worked on a number of biofuel technologies including gasification and Fisher-Tropsch synthesis. He was Shell’s nominated Director, and subsequently elected Chair, of Iogen Energy. Since 2014 he has been Chair of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, a UK public-private partnership that works to accelerate the deployment of low carbon vehicles and fuels. Darran was appointed to the Board of Velocys in January 2019 and chairs the Remuneration Committee.
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Henrik was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director in November 2018, having acted as a consulting adviser to the Company and provided services equivalent to those of a Chief Commercial Officer since March 2017.
Henrik was formerly a Managing Director with Natixis S.A. (both in the UK and North America), and previously Global Head of Crude Oil Sales and Trading at BP PLC. His experience prior to this included roles as Executive Director at Hess Energy Trading Ltd, and Executive Director at Goldman Sachs International, London. His expertise includes investment banking, commodities trading, fund raising, and commodity finance. Henrik has an MBA from INSEAD and graduated from the Stockholm School of Economics with a BA in finance and economics.
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director
Andrew has extensive experience as Chairman, CEO, CFO and Group Finance Director and significant involvement in financing and business development for AIM companies, SMEs and private equity backed organisations. He has considerable experience in the power and renewable energy, energy from waste and biofuels sectors. For five years he acted as Commercial & Finance Director for Advanced Plasma Power Limited, a privately funded company that owns gasification and plasma waste treatment technology. Until November 2018, he acted as CEO of Envirofusion, a company with nascent technology in the waste-to-energy and biomass-to-power sector.
Andrew was formerly a Non-executive Director of the company and Chair of Velocys’ Audit Committee, and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in November 2018.