Oil and gas exploration company Tullow Oil has appointed a new independent non-executive director on the company’s board of directors.
Tullow Oil said on Wednesday that it named Mitch Ingram as its independent non-executive director with immediate effect.
Ingram will stand for election at the 2020 annual general meeting in April 2021. Upon appointment, he will join the Safety & Sustainability and Remuneration Committees.
Ingram is a highly experienced oil and gas executive who has had a distinguished career with senior positions at Occidental Petroleum, BG Group and, most recently, at Anardarko where he was a member of the group’s executive committee.
As Anadarko’s executive VP of international, deepwater, and exploration, Ingram took Anadarko’s significant LNG asset in Mozambique to FID for the first part of the project, which will create a global LNG hub in Southern Africa.
Concurrently, he had responsibility for Anadarko’s project management, HSE, Gulf of Mexico deepwater operations, exploration, and assets in Algeria and Ghana, including the Tullow-operated Jubilee and TEN fields.
At BG Group, Ingram was the development director and then asset general manager for the Karachaganack field in Kazakhstan before working in Australia as the managing director of QGC Australia on the world’s first coal seam gas to LNG project.
He began his career at Occidental where he spent 22 years in several technical and operational roles in the UK North Sea, Qatar, and Libya. Ingram holds a BSc in Engineering Technology from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.
Dorothy Thompson, chairwoman of Tullow Oil, said: “I am delighted to welcome Mitch to the board of Tullow. He will bring significant commercial, technical and operational insight to our discussions, as well as experience of Tullow’s assets in Ghana from his time at Anadarko.
“I am certain that his extensive industry experience and expertise will be of material assistance across all of Tullow’s activities“.