Jonathan joined the company in May 2007 following 13 years of business management in general medical practices and, prior to that, 18½ years commissioned service in the Army (he attained the rank of Major and served variously in England, Ireland, Germany, Cyprus, Canada, and Belize). His wide ranging administrative and management skills make him an invaluable member of our Business Support Team which he has helped to expand and develop and now heads. He is also the Company Secretary.
Lisa joined the company in July 2008, bringing 10 years’ experience in administration and accounting to the post and providing essential administrative support to the company. In January 2013, she successfully applied to move into the revised and reformed Project Management Coordination Team where she now leads on the non-technical aspects of multiple projects management. She also continues with her important roles relating to the maintenance of our ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, and ISO 14001 certification. In these fields she provides the focus, coordination, and audit review cycle responsibilities for all the documentation and registers that form the ongoing process of accreditation to those International Standards.
Kevin was appointed to the newly created post of General Manager on 1 December 2017. He manages all the day to day operational tasks , working closely with managers across the business to collate and assimilate management information that will help in decision-making processes. Additionally, he is closely involved in planning, implementing, and overseeing the company’s operations in accordance with its policies, rules, initiatives, and goals.
Initially, when he joined in January 2013 he was a founder member of the Project Management Coordination Team, assisting in the continuing development of the project management systems and tools, working to further streamline the processes and improve management reporting functionality. This work culminated in the construction of two bespoke databases with which PetroStrat continues to manage its projects.
In January 2014, he become PetroStrat’s IT Manager and he continues to lead us in the development of new IT systems and their management, including network security; he has been key to assisting the company progress in a wide range of IT and project management related areas.
Liz joined the Administration Team at PetroStrat in March 2011 to share the ever-increasing administrative workloads and to help maintain top quality clerical support to the company. Through in-house career development and after gaining much knowledge and experience, Liz moved to the post of Assistant Administrator in January 2013 and now fulfils an even wider range of essential duties, not least of which includes that of “travel agent”, although there is much more besides.
Golrokh gained an MA in Art History at Isfahan Art University in 2001 and a Ph.D. in Urban Studies at Liverpool University in 2010. Having gained a wide range of experience and knowledge, working in several companies across the region, she joined PetroStrat at the start of December 2013, a particularly busy time, and has become an integral member of our business support team. She provides a wide range of clerical skills, assists with the coordination of a range of training events, and is developing the role of Archivist.
Lilian joined PetroStrat in February 2015 and works closely with the Managing Director, running the day to day input to the company accounts and purchase ledger.
Barry joined PetroStrat in October 2017 Following 5 years working in the field, including 2 as a wellsite geologist in Japan, Barry has spent 40 years in general, regional, operations and marketing management positions working for leading oil industry geoscience companies, including 25 years with former Robertson Research (now CGG Robertson). His overseas career in geoscience management included 8 years in North America, 9 years in South East Asia, and 6 years in the Middle East.
The overseas postings as Regional Manager helped refine the inter-personal skills needed to be successful in developing and winning new business in different cultures. In his career, Barry has also successfully developed and marketed a number of profitable multi-disciplinary and thematic regional non-proprietary studies around the world, including in the Former Soviet Union (FSU), Eastern Europe, Australia, the Caribbean and Latin America. Barry is a former Board member of the Emirates Society of Geoscientists (ESG) and as an active AAPG member, has sat on sub-committees and co-chaired sessions for IPTC conferences in Dubai and Bangkok.