Mr. Hickey has been a Non-Executive Director of the Company since 2005. He is Chairman of the Nominations Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee. He is Chief Financial Officer of Petroceltic International plc. Mr Hickey was Chief Financial Officer and a director of Tullow Oil plc from 2000-08. During this time Tullow grew via a number of significant acquisitions including the $570 million acquisition of Energy Africa in 2004 and the $1.1 billion acquisition of Hardman Resources Limited in January 2007, and through exploration success, leading the establishment of new oil provinces in Ghana and Uganda. The Company now has market capitalization of over ?9 billion. Prior to joining Tullow Oil plc he was an Associate Director of ABN AMRO Corporate Finance (Ireland) Limited, which he joined in 1995. In this role, he advised public and private companies in a wide range of industry sectors in the areas of fund raising, stock exchange requirements, mergers and acquisitions, and related transactions. Mr. Hickey is a Commerce graduate of University College Dublin and a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Chartered Accountants.