Aidan Heavey, Chairman

Aidan Heavey founded Tullow Oil Plc in 1985 and was its Chief Executive until 2017 and Chairman from 2017-18. During his 33-year tenure, Aidan developed Tullow into a company that maintains 80 exploration and production licenses in 15 countries in South America and Africa and produces over 90,000 boepd. Tullow is listed on the London, Irish, and Ghana Stock Exchanges.

Tullow expanded in the 2000s through a series of acquisitions, most prominently the acquisition of Energy Africa in 2004, which doubled the company’s size by expanding Tullow’s production and exploration capabilities across Africa. In 2007, Tullow discovered and began production at the Jubilee oilfield—one of the largest oilfields in Africa—off the coast of Ghana. The company has continued to grow and had an exploration success rate of 70 percent, most recently offshore Guyana. Aidan is Fellow of the Irish Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Tom Hickey, Chief Executive

Tom has been active in natural resources as adviser or executive for over 20 years and Chief Financial Officer and a director of Tullow Oil plc from 2000-08, where he worked alongside Aidan Heavey. During this time Tullow grew via a number of significant acquisitions including the $570 million acquisition of Energy Africa in 2004 and the $1.1 billion acquisition of Hardman Resources Limited in January 2007, and through exploration success, leading the establishment of new oil provinces in Ghana and Uganda and increasing production from 2,000 boepd to over 80,000 boepd.

Following his departure from Tullow, Tom was Chief Financial Officer of Petroceltic International Plc, an oil and gas business operating in the MENA region and Cartrawler, a privately owned business providing travel technology solutions to over 100 airlines and travel providers worldwide. Tom is a Commerce graduate of University College Dublin and a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is also a non-executive director of Petroneft Resources Plc, an oil and gas company active in the FSU, and teamwork, a technology business headquartered in Ireland.

Dave Lawrie, Chief Operating Officer

Before joining Boru, Dave was a VP at Tullow Oil where he had responsibility for leading the growth of their West African business, including flagship projects in Ghana and non-operated positions in Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Congo-Brazzaville and more recently for leading a change in Tullow’s approach to People Development. Prior to his time at Tullow, Dave was a VP at Hess Corporation, where he led their upstream Commercial team, and enjoyed a 16-year career at BP, where he held various commercial and business leadership roles across the UK, Egypt and Azerbaijan.

In addition to his career in the energy industry, Dave is on the Board of Right to Dream, who run a not for profit football academy in Ghana, and leads the Development Board for Sabre Education, a kindergarten charity also based in Ghana.

Peter Dunne, Chief Financial Officer

Peter brings over 20 years’ experience of working in senior finance leadership roles including 12 years in the upsteam Oil and Gas sector. Following five years as Group Finance Controller with Regal Petroleum plc in London, Peter spent seven years with Petroceltic International Plc (2009 – 2016), latterly as Corporate Finance Director, where he worked alongside Tom Hickey. During his time in Petroceltic, the Company acquired Melrose Resources plc, with the enlarged group carrying out operations across North Africa, the Mediterranean Basin and Black Sea, with operated production in excess of 25,000 boepd.

Following the acquisition of Petroceltic, Peter joined Origin Enterprises plc as Group Finance Director and Company Secretary. Origin is a leading agricultural services business with operations across Ireland, UK, Eastern Europe and Brazil, with over 2,000 employees and annual Group revenues of in excess of €1.7 billion.

Peter is a graduate of University College Dublin and the Smurfit Business School and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland having trained with KPMG in Dublin.