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

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 following 11 years 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.  Mr. Gallagher qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC Dublin and 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.

Dr. György Szabó, Director and Managing Director of TXM Exploration & Production

Dr. Szabó has been a Director of Falcon since 2006. Dr. Szabó is also Co-Managing Director of Falcon’s wholly-owned subsidiary TXM. He has also previously served as Consultant and Mining Bureau Registered Technical Responsible Person for TXM. Dr. Szabó is a widely recognised authority in the Hungarian and international petroleum industry. In addition to being a university professor, Dr. Szabó has overseen the design and implementation of the deepest HP-HT well ever drilled in Hungary. In 1991 he was in charge of successful fire control and well abandonment operations by Hungarian teams in Kuwait. He was instrumental in the privatisation and the strategy related to the capitalisation and structure of Hungary’s former national oil company (presently MOL Group), as well as the landmark listing of the company on domestic and international securities exchanges in 1995. Dr. Szabó graduated from Miskolc University and received a degree in petroleum engineering in 1963. He received his Ph.D. in 1975.

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