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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 39 years of experience within the oil and gas sector both as a practitioner, a director, and as an adviser. He has previously served as a Director of Royal Lymington Yacht Club Limited, Active Away Ltd, Alpha Petroleum Resources Limited, Sterling Energy plc and Circle Oil plc.

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.

Since joining Trinity, he has held roles across the Financial, ICT and Supply Chain disciplines before assuming the role of CFO 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 35 years of experience within the oil and gas industry both as a technical practitioner and as a Senior Executive. James is currently the Executive Chairman SE Asia for Longboat Energy plc.

 James founded Salamander Energy plc in 2005 and was the Chief Executive Officer up until its sale to Ophir Energy that valued the business at USD 850.0 million.

 James is a member of Trinity’s Audit 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 Trinidadian and 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 is also a non-executive director of ATN International, a telecommunications company with business in the US and the Caribbean.

 Derek  worked for BG Group for over 20 years in senior managerial positions in the UK North Sea, East Africa 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 is a member of Trinity’s Remuneration Committee and a member of the Technical 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.

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