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.

Iain McLaren was appointed as an independent non-executive director in July 2008.

Iain is chairman of Investors Capital Trust plc and a non-executive director of Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon plc, Edinburgh Dragon Trust plc, Jadestone Energy Inc and Ecofin Water and Power Opportunities plc.

He holds a BA in Accountancy and Finance from Heriot Watt University, and is also a past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Iain chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee.