Appointed: 2 June 2011.
Committee memberships: Chairman of the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee, and member of the Remuneration Committee.
Key skills and experience: George brings with him recent and relevant financial experience. Until March 2011 George served as the Group Financial Director and member of the Board of BAE Systems plc a position he held for 13 years. George is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has a wealth of experience in governance to draw on from his former appointment as Non-Executive Chairman of the Audit Committee of Laing O’Rourke plc amongst other appointments.
Current external appointments: George is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Experian plc and on 16 February 2016 George was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of EXPO 2020 LLC.
Previous relevant experience: George retired from the Board of National Grid plc in July 2013, where he served as a Non-Executive Director and was Chairman of the Audit Committee. Other past Non-Executive Directorships include Orange plc and Saab AB. He was previously a member of the UK’s Financial Reporting Review Panel and the Industrial Development Advisory Board. George’s earlier career consisted of several financial management positions in the automotive sector, at Ford Motor Company, Leyland Vehicles Ltd and the Rover Group.
Appointed: 08 April 2019.
Key skills and experience: Bill has nearly 30 years of global exploration, development and operations experience, including over five years in executive roles for independent E&P companies. He is a qualified geologist with extensive expertise in all engineering and other technical and commercial aspects of hydrocarbon development and production. Most recently, as Chief Operating Officer for Ophir Energy plc, he was responsible for managing the global asset portfolio. Prior to joining Ophir he was CEO of Mediterranean Oil and Gas, overseeing the successful sale of the company in 2014. Bill previously spent 23 years at Chevron across a number of global roles.
Current external appointments: Director of San Leon Energy plc
Previous relevant experience: Between August 2014 and July 2017 was a director of Ophir Energy plc.
Appointed: As an Executive Director 08 April 2019.
Key skills and experience: Over 25 years of oil and gas industry experience, most recently as CFO of publicly listed offshore drilling companies Transocean and Seadrill. Prior to that, he had a c.20 year career at Royal Dutch Shell.
Previous relevant experience: Between February 2016 and August 2018 was a director of Vantage Drilling International, was Chairman of Transocean Partners plc from April 2014 to June 2015, and non-executive director of Ahlstrom plc from April 2011 to April 2015.
Appointed: 21 November 2011.
Key skills and experience: Nazli has experience in managing and leading large corporations. Between 2004 and August 2014 Nazli worked at Digiturk, a leading satellite broadcasting network. She was Chief Content Officer between 2007 and August 2014, with primary responsibility for overseeing all content acquisitions, production and creative services (including on-air promotion and print TV guides) and overall content strategy.
Previous relevant experience: Until 2013 Nazli was also a board member of Turkcell lletisim Hizmetleri A.S a leading GSM operator in Turkey. Turkcell’s shares trade on the Istanbul (IMKB) and New York Stock Exchanges (NYSE).
Appointed: 11 September 2017.
Committee memberships: Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the HSSE and Reserves Committees, and member of the Nomination Committee.
Key skills and experience: Tim Bushell is a qualified geologist with over 35 years’ experience working in the oil and gas sector. He has worked at British Gas, Ultramar, LASMO, and Paladin Resources. Most recently Tim spent a decade as Chief Executive Officer at Falkland Oil and Gas Limited, and was co-founder of Core Energy AS.
Current external appointments: Tim is a Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chairman at Wentworth Resources, and Non-Executive Director at Petro Matad, and Solveig Gas Norway AS.
Committee memberships: Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and, member of the Audit Committee.
Key skills and experience: Martin Gudgeon has significant financial and corporate experience, and is a Partner at PJT Partners. Prior to joining PJT Partners he worked at Blackstone for eight years, serving as a Senior Managing Director, and was the Chief Executive at Close Brothers Corporate Finance. Before that, he was at Hill Samuel, including two years on secondment to Macquarie Bank in Sydney, Australia.
Current external appointments: None.