Meet our people

Our people play a major part in our success. Meet some of them here and find out what they have to say about their work, living in Edinburgh and what it's like to work at Cairn.

  • Sinead Sinead
    Senior Accountant
    BSc (Hons), ACMA
  • Ben Ben
    New Ventures / Business Development Manager
    MBA, MA (HONS)
  • Duncan Duncan
    Group Legal Manager
    LLB (Hons), Dip LP
  • Natalie Natalie
    BSc (Hons) Earth Science, MSc Geoscience for subsurface exploration, appraisal and development

Every day brings something new and interesting.

I provide legal support to the Edinburgh office, spending most of time right now advising on our work in Greenland.

I’m involved in a huge range of issues, in some tough negotiations and in transactions that can be ground-breaking. My role’s taken me to many far-flung places, including India, where I’ve taken part in high-level meetings with Government departments. Every day brings something new and interesting.

I was seconded to Cairn in 2004 from a commercial law firm and was delighted to be offered a full-time role. Here I‘ve been able to gain far wider experience and enjoy greater responsibility. I’ve also found Cairn much more flexible in terms of both career development and working practices. I didn’t have an oil and gas background, but Cairn gave me a lot of support, sending me on courses to improve my industry knowledge. Since joining as a Solicitor I’ve been appointed Deputy Head of Legal and have also worked closely with the Greenland Asset, helping to deputise for the Asset Manager.

I think my time here has made me more rounded. I’ve visited parts of the world I probably wouldn’t have otherwise, and seen the industry and the work I do from the perspectives of different stakeholders – ranging from foreign governments and national oil companies to NGOs, shareholders and advisers.