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Board of Directors

Nicholas Clayton

Non-Executive Chairman

(28 November 2018 to present)

Nicholas is British and has provided strategic and corporate finance advice to, and has been a Non-Executive Director of, numerous public and private oil and gas companies since 2007. Prior to that, he held a series of senior oil and gas corporate finance roles, including Global Co-Head of Oil and Gas Corporate Finance for Canaccord Adams and Global Head of Oil and Gas Corporate Finance for Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein.

He started his career with BP, before moving into financial services where he specialised in the oil and gas sector. He brings to the Board 37 years of experience within the oil and gas sector both as a practitioner, a director, and as an adviser. He currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of Active Away Ltd and Royal Lymington Yacht Club Limited and previously served as a Non-Executive Director of Alpha Petroleum Resources Limited, Sterling Energy plc and Circle Oil plc. Nicholas is a member of Trinity’s Remuneration Committee and Audit Committee.

Jeremy Bridglalsingh

Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer

(11 January 2017 to present)

Jeremy is a Trinidadian and is a qualified accountant (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (“CIMA”), 2006) with a BSc. in Management Studies from the University of the West Indies (2000). Prior to joining Trinity in 2012, he worked in financial services at PricewaterhouseCoopers (T&T) and Operis Group plc (London), mainly in an advisory role on various transactions across a number of jurisdictions.

In the past 11 years with Trinity, he held roles across the Financial, ICT and Supply Chain disciplines before assuming the role of CFO of Trinity in January 2016. He combined that with the role of Managing Director from March 2019 until he relinquished the CFO role in September 2020, and was appointed CEO of Trinity in August 2021.

Julian Kennedy

Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer

(8 August 2023 to present)

Julian joined Trinity in September 2022 as Corporate Development Manager and was appointed Chief Financial Officer effective 1 January 2023. Julian has over 30 years’ experience across a wide range of roles in, and advising, the oil and gas industry. Most recently he was Head of Business Development for NEO Energy. Previously he was Head of Oil & Gas Acquisitions & Divestment for BMO Capital Markets in London and has held senior M&A, strategic and financial planning roles with oil and gas operators including BG Group, Canadian Natural Resources, Shell, Enterprise Oil and Amerada Hess. Julian holds a BA in Economics.

James Menzies

Independent Non-Executive Director

(23 June 2017 to present)

James is British and is also a qualified Geophysicist. He brings to the Board a broad range of industrial and corporate expertise as he has 32 years of experience within the oil and gas industry both as a technical practitioner and as a Senior Executive. James is the former Chief Executive Officer of Coro Energy plc.

James founded Salamander Energy plc in 2004 and was the Chief Executive Officer up until its takeover by Ophir Energy that valued the business at USD 850.0 million. James is a member of Trinity’s Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Kaat Van Hecke

Independent Non-Executive Director

(22 February 2022 to present)

Kaat is Belgian, has over 25 years’ experience in the oil & gas industry and has a strong operations background, having started her career as a Production Engineer with ExxonMobil and Shell in Europe and Nigeria. As the Operations Planning Manager at Sakhalin Energy – in the far east of Russia – she played a key integration role in the start-up of the 450,000 boepd company. From 2013-2016 she served as the MD and Senior Vice President Austria Upstream at OMV.

Kaat also has significant public company experience and currently holds independent Non-Executive Director roles at Serica Energy Plc, Glover Gas & Power B.V. and Axxela Limited. Kaat was previously a Non-Executive Director at Nostrum Oil & Gas Plc, where she spent nine months as Interim CEO in Kazakhstan. She holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ghent, Belgium and a Master’s degree in General Management from the Vlerick Management School, Belgium. Kaat is Chair of the Remuneration Committee, a member of the Audit Committee and is responsible for the Board’s oversight of the HSSE function.

Derek Hudson

Independent Non-Executive Director

(14 September 2021 to present)

Derek is a geologist by profession, having over 30 years senior level experience in the oil and gas industry, operating globally (Trinidad and Tobago, United States, United Kingdom and East Africa) with multi-national organisations and state enterprises. Derek is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Ltd, one of Trinidad and Tobago’s largest banks. He worked for BG Group for over 20 years in senior managerial positions in the UK North Sea and Trinidad, prior to its combination with Royal Dutch Shell in 2016, and subsequently served as Shell’s Vice President and Country Chairman, Trinidad & Tobago from June 2016 until June 2019, where he was responsible for Shell’s upstream and LNG business activities in country. Subsequent to retiring from the role, Derek continued to serve as a Business Adviser to Shell’s Trinidad and Tobago business until June 2021. Derek also serves on the Board of ATN International Inc.

Derek is a well-known and highly respected figure in in the international oil and gas industry with an outstanding track record across a range of complex exploration, business development, financial and operational activities in both offshore and onshore environments bringing significant complementary skills to the Board. He has extensive local experience, having worked closely with both Government and Industry at a senior level for many years, successfully negotiating commercial agreements with Government and Joint Venture Partners in both the upstream (PSC’s, JOA’s, GSA’s) and downstream (LNG export) sectors. Derek is a member of Trinity’s Remuneration Committee.

Jonathan Cooper

Independent Non-Executive Director

(8 August 2023 to present)

Jon has more than 25 years’ experience in mergers, acquisitions, public offerings and financings in banking and the oil and gas industry. He is currently Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer at Longboat Energy plc. Previously he served as Chief Financial Officer at Faroe Petroleum from 2013 until 2019; was CFO at Lamprell; Finance Director at Sterling Energy; CFO of Gulf Keystone Petroleum; Director of the Kleinwort Benson (later Wasserstein) Oil and Gas Corporate Finance and Advisory Team; and qualified as an accountant with KPMG. Jon is a Fellow of the ICAEW and holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering.

Jon is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.