Board

  • Bob McBean

    Chairman
    Bob is a mechanical engineer with over 40 years’ experience in the upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas industries. He is an accomplished energy project developer and both a private and public company senior executive and director. His past accomplishments include: originating, developing, and serving as the first Managing Director of Qatar Fuel Additives Company, a world-scale methanol and methyl tertiary butyl ether petrochemicals facility in Qatar; originating, developing, and then serving as the first Managing Director of Dubai Natural Gas Company (‘‘DUGAS’’), an associated gas LPG processing facility in Dubai; and co-founding Scarboro Resources with interests and operations in Italy, Libya, Abu Dhabi, Indonesia, France, Pakistan and Canada.

    Bob is a member of the Nominations Committee.
  • John Bentley

    Non-Executive Director & Senior Independent Director (SID)
    John has over 40 years of experience in international natural resource corporations at both the executive management and board level. He has a degree in Metallurgy from Brunel University. John has had a specific focus in the upstream oil and gas industry in Africa having been instrumental in the formation of Energy Africa Ltd where he was CEO during the period 1996 through 2000. Prior to this, he held a number of senior positions in the Gencor Group. He is currently non-executive chairman of Faroe Petroleum plc and non-executive director of Africa Energy Corp.

    John is Chair of the Nominations committee and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committee.
  • Eskil Jersing

    Chief Executive Officer
    Eskil has over 33 years working across the spectrum of exploration to production and projects in many of the world’s key Petroleum basins (Africa, UK North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, DW Brazil, SE Asia and Australasia). Eskil started his career in 1985 as a Field Seismologist with SSL, before moving to Enterprise Oil and, following their takeover, Shell International, ultimately as the Gulf of Mexico Exploration Strategy and Planning Manager. In 2009 he joined Marathon Oil as the Company’s Manager for Conventional New Ventures Worldwide and subsequently Apache Corporation as Director Worldwide Exploration and New Ventures Asia Pacific. Subsequently he was Head of New Ventures and Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Petrobras Oil & Gas BV. Prior to joining Wentworth, Eskil was the CEO of Sterling Energy plc, a UK based, AIM listed independent oil and gas exploration company focused primarily on Africa and the Middle East. Eskil holds a BSc in Geophysics from Cardiff University and an MSc in Petroleum Geology from Imperial College, London.
  • Katherine Roe

    Chief Financial Officer
    Katherine, Chief Financial Officer since 1 April 2018, was Vice President Corporate Development & Investor Relations for the Company since 2014 and has 19 years of senior corporate and capital markets experience. Prior to joining Wentworth, Katherine spent 11 years at Panmure Gordon & Co, having moved from Morgan Stanley's investment banking division. She is currently an independent Non-Executive Director of Faroe Petroleum plc, where she will take over the role of Audit Chair in 2019.
  • Tim Bushell

    Non-Executive Director & Deputy Chairman
    Tim is a qualified geologist with more than 30 years' experience in the oil and gas industry. He has worked at British Gas, Ultramar, LASMO, and Paladin Resources. Most recently Tim was Chief Executive Officer at Falkland Oil and Gas Limited and Director/co-founder of Core Energy AS. He is currently serving as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Rockhopper Exploration plc, Genel Energy plc and Petro Matad Limited, and as a Director of Point Resources AS and Redrock Energy Limited.

    Tim is Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nominations committees.
  • Iain McLaren

    Non-Executive Director
    IIain has significant experience in the oil and gas sector with deep experience as Audit committee chair. He is currently a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Jadestone Energy Inc. and until May 2018 was Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for Cairn Energy plc. He is currently Chairman of F&C UK High Income Trust plc as well as a director of three other investment companies. He is a past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and was a partner of KPMG for 28 years until 2008.

    Iain is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nominations committees.
  • Cameron Barton

    Non-Executive Director
    Cameron has over 35 years of finance and accounting experience and has held senior financial executive positions for multinational corporations within the energy industry. Cameron is currently an independent financial consultant having resigned from his former role as Chief Financial Officer of Sanjel Corporation, Canada’s largest independently owned international oil and gas pumping services company having served for a period of five years. Before joining Sanjel, Cameron served as President, CEO and CFO of Artumas Group Limited (now Wentworth). Cameron’s other energy experience includes serving as; Vice President and General Manager (and Vice President of Finance) for Direct Energy Marketing Limited (owned by Centrica plc in the UK), Vice President Business Development for AltaLink L.P (owned by Berkshire Hathaway Energy in the USA), a senior international financial manager with TransAlta Corporation and a private business specialist with KPMG. Cameron is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree from the University of Lethbridge.

    Cameron is a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nominations Committee.

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