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Brett G. Johnson

Manager of Geology – Middle East/North Africa

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Henrik Lundin

Henrik Lundin

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Henrik Lundin, B.Sc., is a proven leader and team player with considerable global experience as a petroleum, thermal and reservoir engineer. His strong understanding of the technical and business side of the oil and gas industry are a valuable addition to the talent and expertise of TAG’s executive team.

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TAG Oil CEO Toby Pierce

Toby Pierce

Chief Executive Officer & Director

TAG Oil Ltd. CEO Mr. Toby Robert Pierce, BSc., MBA, is a natural-resource executive with more than 19 years of extensive transactional and valuation experience in deal sizes ranging from several million to $1.3 billion in value. His body of experience, ranging from wellsite geology to Director of Oil and Gas Institutional Research to CEO and President, has given him a wealth of industry knowledge and deep understanding of oil and gas operations, capital markets, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions.

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Frank Jacobs, COO TAG Oil

Frank Jacobs

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Frank Jacobs, B.Sc., M.Sc., has enjoyed a successful international oil and gas career that includes operations management from concept to full-scale field development, numerous production and corporate acquisitions, and development of existing oil and gas production. His extensive experience in Australia, SE Asia, North and South America, and New Zealand includes the management of production assets, as well as a long list of successful production and corporate acquisitions.

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Dr. David Bennet, TAG Oil

Dr. David Bennett

Technical Director

Dr. Bennett has extensive exploration, technical, operational, and corporate experience in New Zealand and throughout Australasia. As a hands-on director, he has an active role within TAG Oil high-grading and prioritizing the prospect inventory, and giving technical guidance to the company’s exploration and development programs. Dr. Bennett has led exploration teams responsible for a considerable number of discoveries including the multi-TCF Douglas and Puk Puk gas resource in Papua New Guinea’s Foreland region, as well as a number of new field discoveries in New Zealand.

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Abdel (Abby) Badwi

Executive Chairman

Mr. Badwi is a geologist and petroleum industry executive with more than 40 years of international upstream experience, leading public and private energy companies with oil and gas assets in many international jurisdictions.

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Max Murray, New Zealand Country Manager for TAG Oil.

Max Murray

New Zealand Country Manager

Mr. Murray is a 30-year oil and gas industry veteran with a deep understanding of the New Zealand oil and gas landscape. He’s an excellent person to help TAG continue its evolution from a junior explorer to the busiest integrated explorer and producer of oil and gas in New Zealand.

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Suneel Gupta

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Gupta is a senior executive in the international petroleum oil and gas industry with over 30 years of experience and a successful track record of value creation in oil and gas.

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Barry MacNeil, TAG Oil

Barry MacNeil

Chief Financial Officer, CPA, CGA

Barry MacNeil is a Chartered Professional Accountant who has more than 20 years of accounting experience in public and private practice. He has worked as a corporate accountant for a group of companies involved in sales and services of mining equipment to the international mining industry, as well as a lumber company with export sales to Japan, Europe and Australia.

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Ken Vidalin

Ken Vidalin

Director

Mr. Vidalin, P.Eng. is the founder of two significant global corporations, Methanex and Acetex, and has more than 20 years' experience as a board member of public and private companies.

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Gamal Rezk

General Manager Egypt

Mr. Rezk served as VP of Finance, and then CFO, of Scimitar Production Egypt from June 2006 until he joined TAG Oil in 2020. Prior to that he served as Finance Administration Director at VA Tech Siemens (originally VA Tech Transmission & Distribution Limited) from 1999 to 2006. He has more than 24 years of oil and gas industry experience and is a Commerce graduate from the University of Cairo.

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Pino Perone, TAG Oil Ltd.

Giuseppe (Pino) Perone

Corporate Secretary and General Counsel

Mr. Perone is a lawyer by background and has extensive corporate experience that stems from practicing as corporate counsel, as well as serving as an executive and director, for various public and private companies in the resource and technology sectors.

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Keith Hill

Keith Hill

Director

Mr. Hill is the Chairman of Black Pearl Resources Inc. (TSX: PXX) and ShaMaran Petroleum Corp. (TSX-V: SNM), and is the CEO of Africa Oil Corp. (TSX-V: AOI). Prior to this, Mr. Hill was instrumental in developing Valkyries Petroleum Corp.

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Brad Holland

Brad Holland

Director

Mr. Holland has more than thirty-five years of experience planning, designing and managing major, worldwide oil and gas industry projects. His expertise has been established and honed over eighteen years as Senior Project Engineer for Saudi Aramco, a global leader in oil and gas, and at Wood Group Mustang, overseeing major oil and gas pipeline projects. Mr. Holland’s technical, planning, supervisory, and international experience are an integral addition to TAG’s Board. He holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta.  Back >

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Chris Beltgens

Vice President, Corporate Development

Mr. Beltgens has over 15 years of investment, business development and corporate finance experience and has been with TAG Oil since 2015. In 2007, Mr. Beltgens joined the London office of Tristone Capital, an energy focused boutique investment bank based in Calgary.

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Shawn Reynolds

Director

Mr. Reynolds is Portfolio Manager of Van Eck Securities Corporation which he joined in 2005. He currently serves as Portfolio Manager for Van Eck’s Global Hard Assets Strategy where he is responsible for company research and portfolio construction.

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Shane Hamnett

Shane Hamnett

Vice President, Operations

Mr. Hamnett has been an oil and gas professional for 15 years, focused on a variety of critical construction, technical, operational and commercial roles. Prior to joining TAG, Mr. Hamnett held progressively senior appointments within AltaGas, including: Director of Business Development, operations’ management, project management and facility integrity.  Mr. Hamnett holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

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Peter Loretto

Director

Mr. Loretto has 30 years of investment banking and public company experience, funding and developing companies in the resource and technology sectors. He has served as an executive and director for several companies, including  several successful oil and gas exploration and development stage companies in the U.S. and Canada.

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Thomas Hickey

Director

Mr. Hickey is an attorney of the State of California and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. Mr. Hickey brings to TAG over 20 years' international oil and gas sector experience in M&A, corporate governance, compliance & ethics, and group restructuring and consolidation during his time with the operators Hess Corporation and Kuwait Energy and the service contractors Transocean and Subsea 7.  

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Gavin Wilson

Director

Gavin Wilson is an Investment Manager for Meridian Group of Companies, a private investment company, which has a significant shareholding in TAG Oil. Mr. Wilson was the Founder and Manager of RAB Energy and RAB Octane, listed investment funds, from 2004 until 2011.

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Alex Guidi, Founder and Chairman TAG Oil

Alex P. Guidi

Founder/Principal Shareholder

Mr. Guidi is an experienced oil and gas entrepreneur and the founder of TAG Oil, who first began his oil industry journey as a drilling roughneck in Alberta at age 18. Since then, he has founded a group of successful Canadian-based international oil and gas companies.

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Sarah Cutten

Sarah Cutten

Senior Geophysicist

Sarah Cutten, P.Geo, MSc, is a geophysicist with 14 years of industry experience. Prior to TAG Oil, she worked in Western Canada exploring and developing conventional and unconventional assets for ARC Resources. Ms. Cutten holds an MSc in geophysics and reservoir characterization, and is a Sr. Trustee on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicist (CSEG).

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