The Board

An experienced management team focused on delivering our stated objectives of converting resources to reserves in Cameroon and pursuing high-impact exploration opportunities in Africa.
  • Billy Allan
    Billy Allan
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    Non-Executive Chairman
    Billy Allan

    Billy Allan has over 20 years’ experience in senior positions within the industrial and oil services sectors. Until recently Billy was Chairman of ASCO Ltd, an international oil support service group, having previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this he was Divisional Managing Director at Alfred McAlpine plc. Billy is also Chairman of Edwin James Holdings and holds one other Non-Executive Chairman position at CMS Window Systems. He was appointed to the Bowleven Board in October 2015 and became Non-Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Nomination Committee in December 2015.

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    Billy Allan has over 20 years’ experience in senior positions within the industrial and oil services sectors. Until recently Billy was Chairman of ASCO Ltd, an international oil support service group, having previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this he was Divisional Managing Director at Alfred McAlpine plc. Billy is also Chairman of Edwin James Holdings and holds one other Non-Executive Chairman position at CMS Window Systems. He was appointed to the Bowleven Board in October 2015 and became Non-Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Nomination Committee in December 2015.

  • Kevin Hart
    Chief Executive Officer

    Kevin Hart was Finance Director at Cairn Energy plc for over eight years, a role that incorporated board responsibility for financial, commercial, legal, risk management and HR matters. Prior to this, he was a Senior Associate Director with Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Group, specialising in oil and gas sector mergers and acquisitions. He also previously held a Non-Executive Director position at Troy Income & Growth Trust from 2003 to 2016.  He was appointed to the Bowleven Board in November 2006.

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    Kevin Hart was Finance Director at Cairn Energy plc for over eight years, a role that incorporated board responsibility for financial, commercial, legal, risk management and HR matters. Prior to this, he was a Senior Associate Director with Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Group, specialising in oil and gas sector mergers and acquisitions. He also previously held a Non-Executive Director position at Troy Income & Growth Trust from 2003 to 2016.  He was appointed to the Bowleven Board in November 2006.

  • David Clarkson
    Chief Operating Officer
    David Clarkson

    David Clarkson has over 30 years’ experience working in BP plc, including as Senior Vice President for BP’s global projects and engineering portfolio; in leading major project and development operations in frontier locations, in South America, Indonesia and the Middle East; and as a member of BP’s Upstream Group Leadership team. David holds a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He was appointed to the Bowleven Board in 2013.

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    David Clarkson has over 30 years’ experience working in BP plc, including as Senior Vice President for BP’s global projects and engineering portfolio; in leading major project and development operations in frontier locations, in South America, Indonesia and the Middle East; and as a member of BP’s Upstream Group Leadership team. David holds a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He was appointed to the Bowleven Board in 2013.

  • Kerry Crawford
    Kerry Crawford
    Finance Director
    Kerry Crawford

    Kerry Crawford joined Bowleven in 2008 as Deputy Finance Director and Head of Investor Relations. She previously worked at Cairn Energy plc for ten years, latterly in the role of Deputy Finance Director and Head of IR. She qualified and first worked as a Chartered Accountant at Ernst & Young and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. She is also an Associate Member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. She was appointed Finance Director and a member of the Bowleven Board in January 2014.

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    Kerry Crawford joined Bowleven in 2008 as Deputy Finance Director and Head of Investor Relations. She previously worked at Cairn Energy plc for ten years, latterly in the role of Deputy Finance Director and Head of IR. She qualified and first worked as a Chartered Accountant at Ernst & Young and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. She is also an Associate Member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. She was appointed Finance Director and a member of the Bowleven Board in January 2014.

  • John Martin
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    Non-Executive Director

    John Martin has more than 30 years' experience in international banking in the oil and gas industry and was a Senior Managing Director in the Oil & Gas group at Standard Chartered Bank. Prior to joining Standard Chartered in 2007, John worked for ABN Amro for 26 years, specialising in the oil and gas sector. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Rockhopper Exploration plc and is also Senior Vice President of the World Petroleum Council. He was appointed to the Bowleven Board in May 2015 and became Chairman of the Audit Committee in December 2015.

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    John Martin has more than 30 years' experience in international banking in the oil and gas industry and was a Senior Managing Director in the Oil & Gas group at Standard Chartered Bank. Prior to joining Standard Chartered in 2007, John worked for ABN Amro for 26 years, specialising in the oil and gas sector. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Rockhopper Exploration plc and is also Senior Vice President of the World Petroleum Council. He was appointed to the Bowleven Board in May 2015 and became Chairman of the Audit Committee in December 2015.

  • Tim Sullivan
    Tim Sullivan
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    Tim Sullivan

    Tim Sullivan has over 40 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, primarily with Conoco, Getty Oil and Enterprise Oil. He was Enterprise Oil’s worldwide Exploration Manager from 2000 to 2002. From 2002 to 2006, Tim was Chief Executive Officer of Revus Energy ASA, a company which he co-founded. He then went on to be Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Agora Oil and Gas and currently is the UK General Manager for Origo Exploration AS. He has an MSc in Geophysics from Birmingham University. He was appointed to the Bowleven Board in 2009 and became Chairman of the Remuneration Committee in June 2016.

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    Tim Sullivan has over 40 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, primarily with Conoco, Getty Oil and Enterprise Oil. He was Enterprise Oil’s worldwide Exploration Manager from 2000 to 2002. From 2002 to 2006, Tim was Chief Executive Officer of Revus Energy ASA, a company which he co-founded. He then went on to be Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Agora Oil and Gas and currently is the UK General Manager for Origo Exploration AS. He has an MSc in Geophysics from Birmingham University. He was appointed to the Bowleven Board in 2009 and became Chairman of the Remuneration Committee in June 2016.

  • Philip Tracy
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    Non-Executive Director
    Philip Tracy

    Philip Tracy was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in 2011 and held the role of Interim Operations Director from 2011 until 2013. He was previously Operations and Engineering Director of Cairn Energy plc. He is a Chartered Engineer with over 40 years of experience in the international oil and gas industry, including 20 years at board level in both publicly listed and private companies. He was an Honorary Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department of Heriot-Watt University for five years and currently holds one other Non-Executive Director position at MS Risk, as well as a number of consultancy and advisory positions. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in September 2014.

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    Philip Tracy was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in 2011 and held the role of Interim Operations Director from 2011 until 2013. He was previously Operations and Engineering Director of Cairn Energy plc. He is a Chartered Engineer with over 40 years of experience in the international oil and gas industry, including 20 years at board level in both publicly listed and private companies. He was an Honorary Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department of Heriot-Watt University for five years and currently holds one other Non-Executive Director position at MS Risk, as well as a number of consultancy and advisory positions. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in September 2014.

  • Billy Allan
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    Non-Executive Chairman
    Billy Allan

    Billy Allan has over 20 years’ experience in senior positions within the industrial and oil services sectors. Until recently Billy was Chairman of ASCO Ltd, an international oil support service group, having previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this he was Divisional Managing Director at Alfred McAlpine plc. Billy is also Chairman of Edwin James Holdings and holds one other Non-Executive Chairman position at CMS Window Systems. He was appointed to the Bowleven Board in October 2015 and became Non-Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Nomination Committee in December 2015.

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    Billy Allan has over 20 years’ experience in senior positions within the industrial and oil services sectors. Until recently Billy was Chairman of ASCO Ltd, an international oil support service group, having previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this he was Divisional Managing Director at Alfred McAlpine plc. Billy is also Chairman of Edwin James Holdings and holds one other Non-Executive Chairman position at CMS Window Systems. He was appointed to the Bowleven Board in October 2015 and became Non-Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Nomination Committee in December 2015.

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    NOMINATION COMMITTEE

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    REMUNERATION COMMITTEE

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    AUDIT COMMITTEE