The Board has wide experience of the sector and regulatory environment in which Cairn operates, as well as the appropriate financial and risk management skills.

Ian Tyler was appointed as non-executive Chairman in May 2014.

Ian was initially appointed to the Board as an independent non-executive director in June 2013. Ian was Chief Executive of Balfour Beatty PLC from 2005 until March 2013. During this time he took the company from being primarily a UK construction business to a global infrastructure services business.

Ian graduated with a first class degree in Commerce at Birmingham University. He then qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen in 1987. Ian subsequently held a number of senior finance and operational positions within listed companies.

Ian is chair to the Board of AWE Management Ltd, senior independent director of Mediclinic, a non-executive director and chairman of the Audit Committee of Cable & Wireless Communications plc, a non-executive director of BAE Systems plc and a non-executive chairman of Bovis Homes Group Plc.

Ian chairs the Nomination Committee and is a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Governance Committee.