Peter Kallos joined Buried Hill in 2010 as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Buried Hill, Peter was Executive Vice President, International and Offshore for Petro-Canada, a position he held for six years. There he led and developed a significant international exploration and production business based in London which grew to account for more than half of Petro-Canada’s worldwide production. Following Petro-Canada’s merger with Suncor Energy in 2009, he remained in the same role for Suncor until the business was relocated to Canada in early 2010.
Preceding his tenure at Petro-Canada and a short period at Shell UK, Peter held roles at Enterprise Oil, Carless Exploration Ltd and Marathon Oil UK. Peter joined Enterprise Oil in 1988 where he held a number of senior management positions including Head of Business Development, CEO Enterprise Italy and General Manager of the UK business. In this role Peter was appointed to Enterprise’s Executive Committee.
He began his career as a Petroleum Engineer having completed an undergraduate degree in Applied Physics at Strathclyde University followed by a postgraduate degree in Petroleum Engineering at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh.
Mr. Kallos is the senior independent non-executive director of Cairn Energy PLC, a UK-based international oil and gas exploration and development company listed on the London Stock Exchange. He was also a trustee of the London Chamber Orchestra until 2017.
Hugh Leonard joined Buried Hill in 2005, where he has remained responsible for all the day-to-day and long-term technical and operational aspects of the business. Hugh has over thirty years of experience in the international exploration and production industry and, prior to joining Buried Hill, was Vice President, Acquisitions with PetroKazakhstan, a Central Asia-focused company. Before joining PetroKazakhstan, Hugh spent twelve years working for Enterprise Oil Plc, where he was responsible for developing Enterprise’s Russia strategy in his role as New Business Manager for the Former Soviet Union. While at Enterprise, Hugh was seconded for three years to work in Moscow as Executive Vice President of the Khanty Mansiysk Oil Corporation (KMOC), a US independent operating in West Siberia.
Hugh has also worked for Burmah Castrol Plc, Carless Exploration Ltd, and Kelt UK Ltd, where he was Drilling Manager. He has worked across a range of jurisdictions spanning the UK, West Africa, USA, Australia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Russia and Kazakhstan, and has acquired wide E&P experience across a numbers of areas including business development, sub-surface evaluation, commercial and financial reporting, HSEQ, and operations.
Jeff Collins joined Buried Hill in April 2013 where, in his role as Chief Financial Officer, he is responsible for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the business. Jeff was previously General Accounting Manager with responsibility for accounting and control for Suncor Energy’s international and offshore business, a role he held for four years. He has more than 15 years of experience in finance having worked with Iron Mountain Europe, where he had responsibility for the consolidation of financial information for all subsidiaries, acquisition accounting and technical accounting pronouncements across 18 jurisdictions and Deloitte, where he held a number of managerial roles, specialising in the provision of external and internal audit, risk management and financial advisory services.
Jeff is a Canadian Chartered Accountant and has a distinguished academic background, having served as an Accounting Professor at Queen’s University and Ryerson University in Canada. He has a B.Comm and B.A. from Queen’s University, Canada and an M.A. (Philosophy) from King’s College, UK.
Andrew Wilson joined Buried Hill in 2010, where he is Vice President for Legal, having spent over 30 years in the upstream oil and gas industry. Prior to Buried Hill, Andrew was Assistant General Counsel International at Petro-Canada, managing a global legal team and the legal interests for the company’s activities in North Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Following Petro-Canada’s merger with Suncor Energy in 2009, Andrew was appointed Legal Director International at Suncor.
Preceding his tenure at Petro-Canada and a short period at the Baker Botts law firm, Andrew spent 14 years at Enterprise Oil ending in the role of Head of Legal managing a legal team advising on equity and debt raisings, asset and corporate acquisitions, disposals and licence negotiations with governments and state oil companies.
Andrew began his career as a legal advisor at Stephenson, Harwood & Tatham and Slaughter and May. He qualified as a solicitor in 1977 following a law degree at Jesus College, Cambridge.
Erik Mielke joined Buried Hill in 2012, where he is Vice President for Business Development, leading the Company’s new ventures activities and commercial analysis. Before joining Buried Hill, he was a partner at Namir Capital Management LLC, a New York-based natural resources and emerging markets investment manager. Prior to this Erik spent four years at Merrill Lynch, where he was a Managing Director, heading up the bank’s US oil and gas equity research team in New York. He was also head of emerging markets energy research and co-head of emerging EMEA equity research while working in Merrill Lynch’s London office, leading a team of analysts covering the emerging EMEA oil sector including Russia, Kazakhstan, Central and Eastern Europe and Africa.
Previously, Erik was a senior analyst in the European oil and gas team at Dresdner Kleinwort, having begun his career at Ernst & Young. Erik has a postgraduate degree from Harvard Kennedy School and was a Research Fellow at the Belfer Center at Harvard University, where he focused on energy policy. He also studied at the London School of Economics and the United World College of the Adriatic. Erik is a Chartered Accountant (ACA), holds a B.Sc. in Economics and a Masters in Public Administration.