Management Team

Philip O'Quigley, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. O’Quigley has been a member of the Board since September 2012 and has been Chief Executive Officer of Falcon since May 2012. Mr. O’Quigley brings 20 years’ experience in senior management positions in the oil and gas industry. His career, which spans a number of London and Dublin listed exploration and production companies, includes experience working in countries such as Argentina, the United States, Algeria, the UK and Ireland. Most recently, he served as Finance Director for Providence Resources, an Irish oil and gas exploration and production company and he remains on the board of Providence Resources as a non-executive director. Mr. O’Quigley is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in Dublin. 

Michael Gallagher, Chief Financial Officer & Commercial Manager

Mr. Gallagher was appointed Chief Financial Officer in June 2014.  Mr. Gallagher joined Falcon in October 2012 as Group Financial Controller with responsibility for the Group’s Dublin, Hungarian and Australian finance and commercial functions. Mr. Gallagher brings over a decade of experience working with PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) in Ireland and the USA. At PwC, Mr. Gallagher had previously worked with and advised both quoted and unquoted Oil & Gas exploration and production companies.  In addition, since September 2014, Mr. Gallagher has been a Member of the Accounting Council of the Financial Reporting Council ("FRC") which is responsible for accounting standards in the UK and Ireland. Mr. Gallagher is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland. 

Dr. Gábor Bada, Technical Operations

Dr. Gábor Bada is a geologist with 15 years of experience in oil and gas exploration, research and assessment. Over the last 6 years, he has primarily focussed on exploring unconventional resources, including tight gas, shale gas and shale oil plays in various basins in Africa, Australia, the US and Central and Eastern Europe. Dr. Bada has published more than 150 scientific and technical papers.He obtained his geology degree at the Eötvös L. University in Budapest, Hungary and his PhD at the Vrije Aniversiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is a member of AAPG, EAGE and SPE.

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