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.

Peter Kallos was appointed as an independent non-executive director in September 2015.

After a short period at Shell UK following its acquisition of Enterprise in 2002, Peter was appointed Executive Vice President International and Offshore for Petro-Canada. There he led and developed a significant international exploration and production business based in London which grew to account for more than half of Petro-Canada's worldwide production. Following Petro-Canada's merger with Suncor in 2009 he performed the same role for Suncor until the business was relocated to Canada in early 2010.

He completed an undergraduate degree in Applied Physics at Strathclyde University followed by a postgraduate degree in Petroleum Engineering at Heriot Watt University, starting his career as a Petroleum Engineer at Marathon Oil in 1982. Following a period at Carless Exploration, he joined Enterprise Oil in 1988 where he held a number of senior management positions including Head of Business Development, CEO Enterprise Italy and General Manager of the UK business during which he was appointed to Enterprise's Executive Committee.

Peter is currently Chief Executive Officer of Buried Hill Energy, a UK based oil and gas business with activities in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea.

Peter is a member of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.