Rockhopper Exploration has made a few personnel additions with each Simon Thomson and Paul Mayland becoming a member of the corporate.
Efficient October 1, 2023, Simon Thomson will turn out to be a Non-Government Chair, whereas Paul Mayland will take the place of Unbiased Non-Government Director.
Simon is a extremely skilled oil and gasoline govt, the corporate stated in its media launch. He served as Chief Government Officer of Cairn Power from 2011 to 2023, having joined Cairn in 1995. Throughout his tenure as Chief Government Officer, Thomson participated in and led a number of worldwide company transactions, and delivered substantial money returns to shareholders generated from natural progress alternatives, Rockhopper added.
Rockhopper’s assertion notes that Thomson additionally has important expertise within the profitable management of advanced worldwide arbitrations and authorized disputes, together with the profitable assortment of $1.2 billion in affiliation with a dispute with the Authorities of India.
Mayland is a Chartered Engineer with over 30 years’ expertise within the oil and gasoline trade, together with working with BG Group and Vermillion Power, and most lately with Cairn the place he held the position of Chief Working Officer for over ten years, earlier than leaving in April 2023, Rockhopper stated.
Mayland has a confirmed observe report within the upstream power trade, having immediately overseen 5 remaining funding selections while at Cairn alone, together with three FPSO tasks, one platform and one subsea tieback, in keeping with Rockhopper.
As beforehand notified, Keith Lough, Non-Government Chair, and John Summers, Non-Government Director, will step down from their respective positions on the board, according to good company governance, having served for over 9 years. Keith and John will formally go away the Board on September 30, 2023, Rockhopper confirmed.
“On behalf of the board, I wish to welcome Simon and Paul to Rockhopper, each of whom convey a wealth of extraordinarily related expertise to the crew. We’re wanting ahead to leveraging Simon’s expertise in respect of our ongoing arbitration concerning Ombrina Mare, and Paul’s experience in securing FID for offshore power tasks,” commented Alison Baker, Senior Unbiased Director of Rockhopper.
“I’m delighted to be becoming a member of the crew at Rockhopper, at an thrilling time for the group. I’m wanting ahead to working with the crew and our accomplice, Navitas, to additional progress the Sea Lion challenge, and to attaining a profitable final result within the Ombrina Mare arbitration,” Simon Thomson, incoming Chair, commented.
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