John Walmsley, Non-Executive Chairman

John Walmsley has over 30 years’ experience in the energy sector as either adviser or principal. This includes periods as Chief Executive of Hardy Oil & Gas (1994 – 1998) and Managing Director, Finance and Business Development, of Enterprise Oil plc (1984 – 1993). He is currently Executive Chairman of Consilience Energy Advisory Group Ltd (CEAG) and non executive Chairman of TSX and AIM listed Orosur Mining Inc. He has international business and financial experience in Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America at the corporate, institutional and senior government level. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and was a Tax Partner at Arthur Anderson prior to joining Enterprise Oil. He acts as Chairman of Pantheon’s Audit Committee.

John (Jay) Cheatham, Chief Executive Officer

Jay has more than 35 years' experience in all aspects of the petroleum business. He has extensive international experience in both oil and natural gas, primarily for ARCO. At ARCO, Jay held a series of senior appointments. These include Senior Vice President and District Manager (ARCO eastern District) with direct responsibility for Gulf Coast US operations and exploration and President of ARCO International where he had responsibility for all exploration and production outside the U.S. Jay's most recent appointment has been as President and CEO of Rolls-Royce Power Ventures, where he had the key responsibility for restructuring the company.

Jay also has considerable financial skills in addition to his corporate and operational expertise. He has acted as Chief Financial Officer for ARCO's US oil and natural gas company (ARCO Oil & Gas). Moreover he has understanding of the capital markets through his past position as CEO to the Petrogen Fund, a private equity fund.

Justin Hondris, Director, Finance and Corporate Development 

Justin Hondris has over 10 years experience in public company management in the upstream oil and gas sector and has wide ranging experience in corporate finance, private equity and capital markets in the UK and abroad. Prior to Pantheon, Justin held a senior position in the private equity sector where he gained valuable experience in both investment and exit strategies for growth companies.

He is responsible for the financial, legal, administrative and corporate development functions of the company. 


Phillip Gobe, Non Executive Director

Phillip Gobe has over 40 years’ experience in the oil and gas business both in the U.S.A. and internationally.  Phillip has held senior positions in Energy Partners Ltd (President & COO), Nuevo Energy Co. (COO), Vastar Resources (COO) and several senior positions with Atlantic Richfield Company, including a role as Operations Manager of Prudhoe Bay in Alaska, the largest oilfield in the USA.  Throughout his career Phillip has successfully overseen several corporate exits at substantial premiums to pre-deal valuations.  Phillip also has a background in drilling, human resources and health & safety.  He is currently a non-executive director of the S&P 500 company, Pioneer Natural Resources and Scientific Drilling International Inc, the fifth largest provider of directional drilling and measurement equipment and operational services.

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