Stephen Bowler, Chief Executive Officer
Steve became Chief Executive Officer in May 2015 having joined IGas as Chief Financial Officer in 2011.
He qualified as a chartered accountant with Touche Ross, now Deloitte. In 1999, Steve joined ABN Amro Hoare Govett, now part of Jefferies, where he acted as adviser and broker to a wide range of UK listed companies in the oil and gas sector.
Steve advised Star Energy on its IPO in 2004. The Star Energy producing assets were acquired by IGas in 2011, transforming IGas at that time to become one of the leading UK onshore oil and gas companies.
Over the past four years, Steve has been a key member of the executive team that has successfully completed four acquisitions, two bond raising and an equity issue, in addition to the farm outs to Total and more recently INEOS as well as leading the recent refinancing of the Company.
Julian Tedder, Chief Financial Officer
A chartered accountant, Julian has 15 years’ senior management experience both at operational and group level within the international oil and gas sector, including Centrica plc and Tullow Oil plc.
Most recently, Julian was General Manager, Finance for Tullow Oil, having worked at the company for over 10 years, where he was ultimately responsible for 190 staff across the finance function.
John Blaymires, Chief Operating Officer
John has over 30 years of international experience in the oil and gas industry gained with Hess Corporation and Shell International. Before joining IGas he was Director of Technology Development for Hess based in Houston, where he helped develop a global engineering and geoscience technology group responsible for providing support across the E&P business, from deepwater to unconventional resources.
Prior to that John was Technical Director for Hess’ operations in West Africa, and subsequently South East Asia with responsibility for several major oil and gas developments.
John has a BSc and PhD in Mining Engineering from Leeds University.
Thamala Perera, General Counsel
General Counsel with 17 years’ post-qualified experience, over 10 years of which gained at the oil and gas industry. In 2011, following the reverse takeover of Star Energy Group Limited (then a wholly-owned subsidiary of PETRONAS) by IGas, Thamala was appointed to lead the legal function of the enlarged group. She was formerly General Counsel of Star Energy responsible for the European Infrastructure Group of PETRONAS with a primary focus on gas storage.
Thamala was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2000 and during her career has held (among others) positions at the regulator, Ofgem. Thamala holds a Master of Laws (LLM) in European Law from King’s College London.
Peter Foscoe, Director of Human Resources
A Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, Peter has over 25 years’ experience managing Human Resource functions in the Financial Services, Telecoms and Oil & Gas sectors. In addition to 10 years at Merrill Lynch/Bank of America and 4 years as Head of Human Resources at an AIM listed Hedge Fund, Peter has specialised in compensation & benefits at a number of organisations, including 6 years as Head of Reward for the Hess Corporation global E&P business.
Ann-marie Wilkinson, Director of Corporate Affairs
Appointed in 2013, Ann-marie is a media and communications professional with over two decades of experience having worked extensively as a consultant for a number of financial and corporate public relations/investor relations agencies.
Ann-marie has extensive experience in providing advice on both external and internal communications strategies and has worked with a number of oil and gas sector companies over the years.