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.
Keith Lough was appointed as an independent non-executive director in May 2015.
Former Founder Shareholder and Chief Executive of Composite Energy Ltd from 2004 until 2011, when Composite was divested to Dart Energy, Keith has also held senior finance and operations positions at LASMO PLC and served as Finance Director of British Energy PLC from 2001 to 2004.
He has an MSc in Finance from London Business School and a degree in Economics from University of Edinburgh, and is also a qualified chartered certified accountant.
Keith is currently, a non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Rockhopper Exploration PLC and Papua Mining PLC, and has recently been appointed non- executive chairman of RSI inc, a geoscience technology company. He is also a non-executive director of Rock Solid Images PLC, and a non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of the UK Gas and Electricity Markets Authority, which has supervisory responsibility for Ofgem.
Keith is a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Governance Committee.