Management Team

Management Team

Paul Warwick
Executive Chairman

Paul joined Whalsay in 2017, having been an Executive Vice President for Talisman Energy Inc, and prior to this he spent 31 years with Conoco and ConocoPhillips, latterly in regional president roles with accountability for the Middle East, Africa and Europe.  On joining Talisman in 2012, Paul was accountable for businesses in Norway, UK, Colombia, Poland, Peru and Kurdistan and the corporate technical functions (exploration, drilling, projects, sub-surface) and corporate HSE.  Formerly co-chair of Oil & Gas UK and President of the Indonesian Petroleum Association.

Andrew Fairclough
Chief Financial Officer

Andrew joined Whalsay in 2012, following nearly 20 years of investment banking, with experience in mergers & acquisitions and capital markets.  Appointed CFO in 2014, re-financed the balance sheet and developed innovative funding structures to support the anticipated development of the Bentley field, including Norwegian export credit, supplier financing and Sinosure (China).  Subsequently managed the restructuring of Whalsay, preserving the operational company (licence holder) and secured additional investment from its new owners to support the future strategy of the company.


Matt Bower
Chief Operating Officer

With more than 30 years in the Marine and Offshore oil and gas industry focusing on offshore project and operational delivery, Matt joined Whalsay in 2012. He has recently held the position of Director and Head of Global Operations for Bluewater and Head of New Business for Maersk. He has a wealth of contractual and commercial  experience across a broad range of oil and gas related activities including the funding and structuring of start up technology companies, asset financing and operational cost optimisation.