Rick was appointed Chairman of Nighthawk on October 1, 2014 and has over 30 years’ experience in the US energy and oil and gas industries. He served with NASDAQ-listed PDC Energy Inc. as Chief Financial Officer from 2006 to 2008 and as Chief Executive and then Chairman from 2008 until 2011, where he led a strategic turnaround resulting in an almost four-fold increase in share price. In 2011, he was named as CEO of the year for US mid-cap companies by Investor Relations Magazine. Prior to joining PDC Energy, Rick served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Gasource, LLC and as an investment banker at JP Morgan.
Chief Operating Officer, US Operations
Chuck joined Nighthawk in August 2011 from Gasco Energy Inc.
where he was VP of Engineering and Operations. Previously he was
the U.S. Onshore Drilling Manager for Denver-based Forest Oil
Company, a NYSE listed exploration and production company.
Chuck has 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry
ranging from drilling, completion and production operations
to surface equipment installations, including horizontal drilling
in the Bakken. He holds a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering
from the University of Wyoming and in addition has held several
positions within the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the
American Association of Drilling Engineers.US Operations staff
are based in Denver, Colorado, USA and are employed by
Nighthawk Production LLC, a group company.
Johan was appointed to the Board of Nighthawk on 31 March 2014. He is a Swedish national whose principal business interests are n property development and real estate and is a director of a number of listed companies. He has a controlling interest in and is chairman of Claesson and Anderzen AB (“C&A”) which, indirectly, is the Company’s largest shareholder.
Stuart joined the Board of Nighthawk in February 2010. He was Head of UK Equity Alpha at Insight Investment Management Limited. Founded by HBOS in 2002, Insight had assets under management of £119 billion in 2009. Stuart joined Insight in May 2005 and was responsible for the management of UK equity long only portfolios.
CFO and Company Secretary
Mr. Hooley has over 25 years of financial and operational management experience, which includes 11 years of experience with an international accounting and audit firm and 10 years of experience with a US public Exploration and Production energy company, Double Eagle Petroleum Co., where he held both the CFO and COO titles.
Mr. Mayland started his career in 1960 as a tool pusher working on production rigs. He spent 4 years with Shell Oil as Production Field Foreman. This was followed by 1 year with Flying Diamond as Production Superintendent. He spent 3 years with Baker Oil
tools providing services to oil and gas companies. He later started Mountain States Oil Tools, at that time he designed and patented
test and production equipment for subsurface use, which he sold
out 6 years later. It is now known as Weatherford Completions service. Mr. Mayland started Osprey Oil & Gas Company, where he bought several old fields and entered into joint ventures with other companies to drill and complete producing wells. Since 1982, he has been involved in providing consulting services for well site drilling, completions, workover operations, production, and oilfield construction. Mr. Mayland’s education has all been based on practical oilfield experience.
Anders Elgerd has over 32 years of experience in petroleum exploration and development in the disciplines of Geology and Geophysics. He has worked most of the major producing basins in the US as well as internationally. Since February 2012 he has headed up the exploration efforts at Nighthawk in Eastern Colorado. He graduated with high honors from the University of Florida in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Denver Geophysical Society, the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists and the Denver International Petroleum Society. He lives in Lakewood Colorado with his wife Anne and two teenage sons and enjoys skiing and hiking in his spare time.