Former AngloGold Director joins Tullow as non-executive Chairman

Mr Simon Thompson

Mr Simon Thompson has been appointed as non-executive Chairman of Tullow Oil plc (Tullow).

Irish based Tullow who announced this November 9, 2011 says Mr Simon Thompson’s appointment takes effect from January 1, 2012.

“Mr Thompson, who joined Tullow as an independent non-executive Director in May 2011, will succeed Mr Pat Plunkett who, after 11 years in the role, announced earlier this year his intention to stand down as Chairman as soon as practicable,” said Tullow in a statement.

Mr Thompson, 52, was a former non-executive Director of AngloGold Ashanti, one of the largest gold miners in the world.

Giving his background, Tullow says Mr Thompson graduated from University College, Oxford with a degree in Geology in 1981. After four years in international banking in the Middle East, he spent 10 years in investment banking, working for N M Rothschild and S G Warburg, where his principal focus was providing corporate and project finance advice to companies in the mining and oil and gas sector. In 1995 he joined Minorco SA and in 1997 became President of their Brazilian operations.

By Ekow Quandzie

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