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 over the past 18 years, 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 reviews banking transactions on behalf of UK and overseas governmental agencies, and provides expert evidence in Court proceedings. 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.
Chief Executive Officer
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).
Chief Operating Officer
Ron Lansdell is Chief Operating Officer and a founder director of Jersey Oil & Gas. Previously he was VP E&P at Longreach Oil and Gas responsible for exploration in Morocco. Mr Lansdell held a number of senior technical and commercial roles during a 13 year career at Eni. These roles included roles in Nigeria, Kazakhstan and exploration management in the Atlantic Margin UK, Faroes and Ireland. Mr Lansdell began his career in 1972 in seismic data acquisition and processing, initially at Digicon and then at CGG in London, before joining Elf in Norway and then BHP Petroleum as Exploration Coordinator, Western Australia.
He spent nine years with Elf (in Norway, France and Syria) and then joined QP as Chief Geophysicist in Qatar before joining Eni. Mr Lansdell graduated in geology from the University of London. He is a member of the IOD, PESGB and a Fellow of The Geological Society.
Chief Financial Officer
Vicary Gibbs is a corporate financier with over 20 years’ experience advising oil and gas companies. He began his career at Robert Fleming & Co. in their London oil and gas team. During his career he subsequently worked for a variety of different Investment Banks’ oil and gas teams including Deutsche Bank (London and Houston), Bank of America, Hawkpoint and BMO Capital Markets.
Vicary’s extensive experience includes a multitude of sell-side and buy-side asset and corporate M&A deals, strategic advisory, restructuring, privatisation and capital raising transactions. Vicary has a BA in Business Administration.
Frank Moxon has nearly 30 years’ experience as a corporate financier and financial adviser to companies, from start-ups to over £3 billion in size, in a wide range of industry sectors. However, he has specialised for the last 20 years in oil & gas and mining. He has held a number of senior management roles within the financial services industry and, in addition to being senior independent director at Cove Energy Plc, has been a director of various oil & gas and mining companies listed in London, Australia and Canada. Frank is currently also a non-executive director of AIM-quoted Harvest Minerals Ltd and of East of England Co-operative Society. He has a BSc in Economics and is an Honorary Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, a Fellow of the Energy Institute and of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining and a member of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain. He is chairman of the Jersey Oil and Gas plc Remuneration and Nomination Committees and a member of its Audit Committee.