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.

Simon Thomson was appointed as Chief Executive in July 2011 having been Legal and Commercial Director since 2006 and holding various posts across the organisation including Head of Assets.

Simon originally joined Cairn in 1995 and holds an LLB (Hons) from Aberdeen University and a Diploma in Legal Practice from Glasgow University. He is also a non-executive director of Graham’s The Family Dairy Limited and a member of the advisory Board of the Winning Scotland Foundation until March 2017.

Simon chairs the Senior Leadership Team and the Group Risk Management Committee. He is a member of the Nomination Committee and attends meetings of the Remuneration Committee by invitation and part of each audit committee meeting by invitation.