Leadership

Senior Management

Heppel

Andy Heppel

Chief Executive Officer

Andy Heppel has 29 years of experience in the energy industry. He was appointed Chief Executive of Teesside Gas Processing Plant Limited, the forerunner of NSMP, and he sits on the NSMP Board. Andy joined NSMP from BG Group where he was responsible for the commercial activities of BG's non-operated North Sea assets. Prior to BG, he spent 13 years at ExxonMobil in a variety of technical, operations, commercial and management roles. Andy is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer by profession and holds an MBA from London Business School.

Ozsanlav

Richard Ozsanlav

Chief Financial Officer

Richard Ozsanlav has 14 years of experience in the energy industry across oil and gas and nuclear and before moving into industry, he worked in the financial services sector. Prior to joining NSMP as CFO in September 2020, Richard spent over five years as Executive Director, Finance & Control, at Urenco Limited, one of the world’s leading enrichers of natural uranium for use in civil nuclear power plants. He also previously worked at Centrica plc, for just under seven years, across M&A / Corporate Development, Gas Storage and Upstream Oil & Gas business units. Richard also worked at BNP Paribas in the investment banking division and started his career at PwC, where he qualified as a CFA.

Nicol

Matt Nicol

Technical and Operations Director

Matt Nicol has 28 years of experience in the energy industry. Prior to joining NSMP as Technical and Operations Director in 2016, he previously held senior technical, operations and asset management roles with BP, Apache, Canadian Natural Resources and Centrica Energy E&P. Matt holds a first-class Honours Degree in Applied Chemistry and is currently a member of the OGA’s MER UK Asset Stewardship Task Force.

Turner

Paul Turner

Commercial and Business Development Director

Paul Turner has 30 years of experience in the energy industry. He joined NSMP as Business Development Director in 2013 having previously held commercial management and business development roles at Amoco, Enron, BHP Billiton, Macquarie and Gazprom. Paul has a degree in Chemistry with Geochemistry and holds an MBA from City Business School. 

Board of Directors

Heppel

Andy Heppel

Chief Executive Officer

Andy Heppel has 29 years of experience in the energy industry. He was appointed Chief Executive of Teesside Gas Processing Plant Limited, the forerunner of NSMP, and he sits on the NSMP Board. Andy joined NSMP from BG Group where he was responsible for the commercial activities of BG's non-operated North Sea assets. Prior to BG, he spent 13 years at ExxonMobil in a variety of technical, operations, commercial and management roles. Andy is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer by profession and holds an MBA from London Business School.

Warwick

Paul Warwick

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Paul Warwick has significant board and senior executive experience in the oil and gas sector. He joined the NSMP Board as the Independent Non-Executive Chairman in 2019; he also sits on the boards of Well-Safe Solutions and Ardyne Technologies (where he is the Non-Executive Chairman). He was previously Executive Vice President for Talisman Energy Inc, and prior to this, he spent 31 years with Conoco and ConocoPhillips in various roles, latterly, as Regional President for the EMEA. Paul is a Chartered Engineer who brings to the Board, extensive knowledge and leadership in gas production, transportation and processing.

Haga

Laurits Haga

Independent Non-Executive Director

Laurits Haga has extensive experience in the Norwegian and international oil and gas business. He joined the NSMP Board as and independent Non-Executive director in 2019 following a career at Petoro where he was Vice President Marketing and Sales including responsibility for downstream oil and gas assets. Prior to that, he was Head of the gas division at ExxonMobil having spent over 20 years in various other management posts. Laurits hold a degree in Economics and brings deep knowledge of the Norwegian North Sea and European gas business which enhances the board’s ability to support the business in the Norwegian North Sea and to oversee the delivery of NSMP’s new strategy

Barry

John Barry

Non-Executive Director

John Barry joined the NSMP Board in 2019 as a Non-Executive Director and chair of the audit and risk committee. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Anglian Water Group, the non-executive Chair of Cory Group and an independent Investment Committee member of the SUSI Infrastructure energy transition fund. Prior to these roles, John spent over 8 years as a Managing Director of First Reserve before which he was a director at 3i Infrastructure. John holds a degree in Physics and is a Chartered Accountant. He brings extensive experience in the energy and infrastructure sector and uses this to support the business in the delivery of its strategy.

Barbaro

Gab Barbaro

Non-Executive Director

Gab Barbaro has substantial experience in executive management. He joined the NSMP Board in 2020 and until recently was a Non-Executive director at Biffa plc. Gab is currently Managing Director at Wren House Infrastructure Management where he is responsible for asset management across the portfolio. Before joining Wren House, he was Managing Director at Centrica, where is spent over 11 years in key leadership roles., He has also held senior roles at Boston Consulting Group and Accenture in Europe. Gab holds a Bachelors’ degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Law and an MBA.

Sulaiman

Sara Sulaiman

Non-Executive Director

Sara Sulaiman has significant experience in principal investing across private equity and infrastructure. She joined the NSMP Board in 2019 and is Investment Principal, Infrastructure Investments Group at J.P Morgan Asset Management. She also sits on the Board of Southern Water Limited. Before joining JP Morgan, she held various roles investment banking, advisory and corporates within energy, oil and gas and infrastructure at Simmons & Company, KPMG, and Shell. Sara holds a Bachelors’ degree in Economics, MPhil in Economics and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Sochocki

Piotr Sochocki

Non-Executive Director

Piotr Sochocki has several years of experience managing regulated and non-regulated investment assets.  He joined the NSMP Board in 2018 and also held board roles at Viesgo, Global Power Generation, Associated British Ports and Thames Water. Piotr is currently Managing Director at Wren House Infrastructure Management where he is responsible for origination andexecution of transactions in Core Plus infrastructure sectors. Prior to joining Wren House, he worked as an investment banking Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch advising infrastructure clients on M&A and financing transactions. Piotr holds an M.Sc in Finance and Management, and is a CFA Charterholder

Hazell

Stephanie Hazell

Independent Non-Executive Director

Stephanie Hazell has several years of experience as an energy and telecoms industry executive, with a recent focus on the energy transition. She joined the NSMP Board in January 2021 and currently sits on the boards Renew Holdings Plc and Neos Networks Limited as Non-Executive director. She is also a member of the advisory committee of Shell New Energy Ventures. Stephanie was the Strategy and Business Development director at National Grid plc, having held earlier senior roles at Virgin, Orange, and PwC. She holds a degree in Politics Philosophy & Economics from University of Oxford.