Directors and Management

Managing Director: Paul Haywood

Paul has wealth of experience and success in delivering value for his investment network through a blended skill-set of corporate and operational experience including six years in the Middle East, building early stage and growth projects. More recently, Paul has been involved in senior management roles with UK and Australian public companies in the natural resources sectors including hard-rock exploration in the MENA region and O&G exploration in the FSU.


Executive Director: Niall Tomlinson

Niall Tomlinson is an experienced geologist with over ten years' experience across a number of commodities. Previously he was a director of Taoudeni Resources Ltd, which was acquired by Goldcrest, Technical Manager for Alecto Minerals plc and a senior geologist with consultants SRK Exploration and mining major Rio Tinto. Niall holds an MSc in Metals & Energy Finance from Imperial College London, an MSc in Mining Geology from Camborne School of Mines and is a Chartered Geologist of the Geological Society of London.


Non-Executive Director: Timothy Parsons

Tim Parsons is a Petroleum Engineer with 35 years global experience on and offshore from deep water operations in the Far East to onshore multi-rig operations in the Middle East, Amazon and Europe. Roles include Superintendent role, at Schlumberger and Executive at Occidental Petroleum. Tim has degrees in Petroleum Engineering from the University of New South Wales and Business Management from Curtin University.


Technical Manager: Roger McMechan

30+ years in managing domestic and international operations with senior managerial/executive roles at companies including Petro Canada, Burlington Resources and Winstar Resources (Algeria, Hungary, Romania and Tunisia). Extensive experience in new field dev, mature field optimization, oil and gas well completions and stimulation as well as oil/gas opportunity evaluations . Five years of working in Georgia, including operations, crude marketing, new well drilling, old well workovers & recompletions. Roger has a BSc, Engineering. from the University of Waterloo, Canada and is a Professional Engineer registered in Alberta, Canada.


Finance: Serina Bierer

Following graduation with an MSci in Geological Sciences from Imperial college, Serina qualified as a chartered accountant in 2007 with BDO LLP. Her time here saw her work extensively on Middle Eastern Due diligence projects as part of the natural resources team. For over 10 years Serina has specialised in the AIM and ASX upstream oil and gas industry, and  prior to joining Block Energy Plc, was Head of finance at Falkland Oil and Gas Ltd.