We are one of the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in Europe. We are in our next phase of transformational growth with a major focus on Africa, where we are already a dominant player. Key to achieving our growth ambitions was delivery of first oil in Ghana in November 2010 and developing the significant resource base discovered in Uganda with our new partners CNOOC and Total. Following the significant basin opening discovery in French Guiana in 2011, we now have a new area of focus in Latin America where we will attempt to replicate the success from across the Atlantic in West Africa.
Finding The Prize: A story of oil exploration and discovery.
Aidan Heavey, Chief Executive Officer
"A founding Director and shareholder of the Company, Aidan Heavey has played a key role in the development of Tullow from its formation in 1985 to its current international status as a leading independent oil and gas exploration and production group. A Chartered Accountant, he previously held roles in the airline and engineering sectors in Ireland. Aidan is a director of Traidlinks, an Irish-based charity established to develop and promote enterprise and diminish poverty in the developing world, particularly Africa. In November 2010, he was appointed a member of the Irish Advisory Board of the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Dublin."
Angus McCoss, Exploration Director
"Angus McCoss was appointed to the Board in December 2006. He is a geologist with a BP sponsored PhD and, prior to joining Tullow in April 2006 as General Manager Exploration, he had 21 years of wide-ranging exploration experience, working primarily with Shell in Africa, Europe, China, South America and the Middle East. He held a number of senior positions within Shell including Americas Regional Vice President Exploration and General Manager of Exploration in Nigeria. He is currently a non-executive Director of Ikon Science Limited and a member of the Advisory Board of the industry-backed Energy and Geoscience Institute of the University of Utah."
Ian Springett, Chief Financial Officer
"A Chartered Accountant, Ian Springett, was appointed Chief Financial Officer and to the Board in 2008. Prior to joining Tullow, he worked at BP for 23 years where he gained a wealth of international oil and gas experience. Most recently at BP, he was the Group Vice President for Planning with other senior positions including Commercial Director of the Supply and Trading Business, Upstream CFO, Vice President of Finance, US CFO and a Business Unit leader in Alaska. Prior to joining BP, he qualified with Coopers & Lybrand."
Paul McDade, Chief Operating Officer
"Paul McDade was appointed to the Board in 2006. Mr McDade joined Tullow in 2001 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer following the Energy Africa acquisition in 2004, having previously managed Tullow’s UK gas business. An engineer with over 25 years’ experience, he has worked in various operational, commercial and management roles with Conoco, Lasmo and ERC. He has broad international experience having worked in the UK North Sea, Latin America, Africa and South East Asia and holds degrees in Civil Engineering and Petroleum Engineering."
Graham Martin, General Counsel & Company Secretary
"Graham Martin is a UK solicitor and joined Tullow as Legal and Commercial Director in 1997 from Vinson & Elkins, a leading international law practice. Prior to that, he was a partner in Dickson Minto WS, a UK corporate law firm. He has over 30 years’ experience of UK and international corporate and energy transactions and has been the principal legal adviser to Tullow since its formation in 1985. He was appointed General Counsel in 2004 and Company Secretary in 2008."