Jersey Oil and Gas has a proven and cohesive team with a high level of oil and gas industry experience and broad range of technical, operational and financial skills.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Marcus Stanton has previously held executive banking roles as Chief Operating Officer of Global Capital Markets at Robert Fleming & Co. and as a Director of Hill Samuel & Co, Corporate Finance. He has also been a Non-Executive Director of a number of AIM quoted companies including Velosi Group Limited (international oil and gas services) and Cardinal Resources plc (oil and gas E&P). He qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Arthur Andersen, where he worked in the oil and gas division. Marcus also runs a consultancy practice which investigates banking transactions on behalf of UK and overseas governmental agencies. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. He is Chairman of the Jersey Oil and Gas plc Audit Committee and a member of its Remuneration and Nomination Committees. Marcus graduated from Oriel College, Oxford.
Andrew Benitz was a Founding Director of Jersey Oil and Gas E&P Ltd (now a subsidiary of Jersey Oil and Gas plc) and has over 17 years’ experience in financial markets and company management. Prior to co-founding Jersey Oil and Gas, Andrew was Chief Executive Officer and Director at Longreach Oil and Gas Ltd, a TSX-V listed company. He joined Longreach in 2009 as Chief Operating Officer when it was a small private company and helped oversee the company’s growth, building a significant portfolio of oil and gas assets in Morocco. Prior to his move into industry, Andrew worked at Deutsche Bank AG as an Analyst within the Oil and Gas Investment Banking Group as well as within the Equity Capital Markets team, where he worked on a broad range of oil and gas M&A transactions, together with equity and equity related financings. Andrew is also founder and Director of Titan Properties SL, a real estate business in Spain. He completed his undergraduate studies at Edinburgh University graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours).
Mr Lansdell was Vice President of Exploration and Director at Longreach Oil and Gas Ltd. Mr Lansdell has held a number of senior technical and commercial roles during a 15 year career at ENI S.p.a./Agip (“ENI/Agip”). These roles included being posted to Nigeria, Kazakhstan and the United Kingdom. Mr Lansdell began his career in 1972 in seismic data acquisition and processing, initially at Digicon Inc. and then CGG in London, before joining Elf in Norway and then BHP Petroleum as Exploration Coordinator Western Australia. He spent nine years with Elf Aquitaine S.A. (in Norway, France and Syria) and then joined Qatar General Petroleum Corporation as Chief Geophysicist in Qatar before joining Eni/Agip. Mr Lansdell graduated in geology from the University of London.
Scott Richardson Brown
Frank is Managing Director of Hoyt Moxon Ltd, a corporate finance consultancy. He has over 25 years’ experience as a corporate financier to developing and growth companies in a wide range of industrial sectors, but has specialised for some 17 years in natural resources, and is or has been a director of a number of mining and oil & gas companies quoted in London, Australia and Canada. Amongst other things he is a former head of corporate finance at Williams de Broë Plc and, until its August 2012 sale to PTT for £1.2 billion, was senior independent non-executive director at Cove Energy Plc. He has a BSc in Economics and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, a Fellow of the Energy Institute and a member of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain.
Scott Richardson Brown is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant in England & Wales with wide experience working with AIM, FTSE 250 and FTSE 100 companies. Beginning his career at Coopers & Lybrand (later PricewaterhouseCoopers) in the Banking and Capital Markets division, he later became a Partner in the Corporate Broking/Finance division of Oriel Securities Limited covering a range of sectors including oil and gas. He left Oriel to become Corporate Finance and Investor Relations Director for CSR plc, a FTSE 250 semiconductor company, where, in addition to the day-to-day capital and corporate finance activities, he managed a number of corporate transactions. Immediately prior to joining Jersey Oil and Gas, Mr Scott Richardson Brown was Executive Finance Director of Ascent Resources plc an AIM listed European Oil and Gas group where he led a number of fund raisings and transactions as he helped to attempt to turn the company around.
John Church is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years' experience across a variety of industries, having worked with both small and large companies in the private and quoted arenas. Mr Church founded TCP Chartered Accountants in 1985, which was subsequently sold in 2008 when he joined Jersey Oil and Gas. In addition, Mr Church currently sits on the board of a number of private companies, ranging from early stage resource companies to property companies, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.