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.

Nicoletta Giadrossi was appointed as an independent non-executive director in January 2017.

Nicoletta Giadrossi holds a BA in Mathematics & Economics from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She began her career with The Boston Consulting Group before moving to General Electric, where she progressed through a series of P&L management roles in several European divisions in Equipment and Capital Goods before taking on global responsibility for GE's Oil & Gas Refinery & Petrochemicals Division, based in Florence.

Nicoletta subsequently spent three years in private equity based in Paris before returning to the Oil and Gas industry as VP & General Manager, EMEA at Dresser-Rand. Following the sale of Dresser-Rand to Siemens, Nicoletta moved to Norway as Investment Director in holding company Aker Asa, where she was responsible for overseeing the main portfolio company, Aker Solutions, and a member of its board of directors. She subsequently was appointed Head of Operations at Aker Solutions. In 2014 she took up the role of President Europe, Africa, Russia & India at Technip, where she had oversight of €3.7 billion revenues, more than 10,000 employees and responsibility for onshore, offshore and subsea activities in the Region.

Following Technip's merger with FMC, Nicoletta has focused on non-executive director roles and she is currently a non-executive director of Fincantieri, Bureau Veritas Group and Faiveley Transport.

Nicoletta is a member of the Remuneration Committee.