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.

M. Jacqueline Sheppard QC was appointed as an independent non-executive director in May 2010.

Jackie was previously Executive Vice President, Corporate and Legal at Talisman Energy Inc., a post she held for 15 years from 1993 to 2008.

She holds a BA from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, BA and MA in Jurisprudence from Oxford University and LLB from McGill University. Jackie was admitted to the Law Society of Alberta (Canada) in 1982 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel for the Province of Alberta in 2008.

Jackie is non-executive chair of Emera Inc., a public Canada-based international energy generation, transportation and distribution company. She is also a director of the general partner of Pacific NorthWest LNG LP, which was formed for the purpose of constructing, owning and operating an LNG facility in British Columbia. She is a founder of two upstream oil and gas companies and is the lead director and chair of the Audit Committee of one of those companies, Black Swan Energy Inc., a Canada-based private equity financed company. She is also Director of Seven Generations Energy Corporation.

Jackie chairs both the Remuneration Committee and the Governance Committee.