Thomas Anderson | Chairman & CEO

Over 30 years’ experience in leisure, fund management, forestry, oil and gas. Chairman of Circle Oil Plc from 2004 to 2013. Thomas is a business graduate of University College Dublin, and is a principal investor in Dunraven.

John Mc Keon | Founder & Director

Over 30 years’ natural resource investment experience. The founding shareholder of Circle Oil, Chairman of Ardilaun Energy and director of Silicon Kingdom, John was also responsible for Dunraven’s acquisition of Circle Oil Tunisia and the Mahdia offshore permit.


Over 30 years’ senior finance experience in publicly quoted natural resource companies listed in Dublin, London and Toronto. CFO of Circle Oil from 2005-2015. Fellow, Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.

Cathal Jones | Director

Experienced accountant and corporate financier.  Over 15 years with PwC and then Deloitte, and a Former director of the Deloitte Energy and Resources national industry leadership team. Cathal has spent the past 5 years as Finance Director of Ardilaun Energy, an Irish Oil and Gas exploration company. Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Mark Henderson | Director

Former oil and gas equity analyst with Deutsche Bank, Dresdner, Commerzbank, Credit Suisse. Former energy sector portfolio manager at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. Mark is currently CFO of Sirius Petroleum.

James Pope | Strategy & Business Development Advisor

30 years’ oil and gas experience. Former Halliburton geologist/engineer; oil and gas equity and debt finance experience with ABN Amro, Barclays, Tokyo Mitsubishi, Credit Agricole, Matrix, First Rand Bank and GMP.

Adrian Burrows | Chief Geoscientist

Over 40 years’ oil and gas experience as a geophysicist. Managed acquisition, processing and interpretation teams; coordinated strategy and operations. Adrian has held senior positions with Amoco, Occidental, ELF, RPS, PGS and Circle Oil Plc.

Bruce Avery | Drilling Manager

Over 30 years’ drilling/management experience (Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia). Senior positions with Shell, BP, Schlumberger, Baker Hughes and Wintershall. Bruce holds an IWCF supervisor-level well control certificate.

Ali Chine | Country Manager, Tunisia

Experienced petroleum geologist. Previously held a senior manager role at ETAP (Tunisian national oil company) for 34 years, and was energy advisor to the Tunisian Minister of Industry and Energy.

Rowan Pearson | Corporate and Media Affairs Manager

Over 10 years’ natural resource M&A experience in London, with a focus on emerging markets. Rowan is an Economics graduate of University College Dublin, with a Masters in International Business Studies.