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.

Keith Lough was Finance Director of British Energy PLC from 2001 to 2004 before becoming a founder shareholder and Chief Executive of Composite Energy Ltd, a privately owned coal-bed methane focused business. He held this post until 2011, when Composite was divested to Dart Energy.

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, senior independent non-executive director of Rockhopper Exploration PLC, non-executive director of Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd., and the UK Gas and Electricity Markets Authority.

Keith is a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Governance Committee.