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Rick joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 14 October 2013.  He was appointed Chairman of the Board on 1 January 2014 and is Chairman of the Nominations Committee.

Skills and experience: Rick has a wealth of knowledge in the energy industry and has significant board experience, both as an executive and non-executive.  He led the rescue of Invensys from 2001 to 2005 and the defence, turnaround and subsequent sale of Blue Circle Industries from 1997 to 2001.  Between 1978 and 1995 he spent his early career in various corporate, upstream and leadership positions in BP including exploration and production roles in the North Sea, Alaska, France and Venezuela before moving to Premier Oil as commercial director in 1995.  He has served on the boards of Network Rail as chairman and Cookson, Lafarge, ICI and Land Securities as a non-executive director. 

External Appointments: Chairman of the global board of MasterCard Incorporated, QIO Technologies and Arc International.

Responsibilities: The Chairman is responsible for the leadership and management of the Board.  In doing so, he is responsible for promoting high ethical standards and best practice in corporate governance and ensures the effective contribution of all Directors.


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