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EnQuest chairman James Buckee retires

James BuckeeEnQuest PLC, a petroleum company, announces that after over six years in the role, James Buckee is retiring as chairman, effective September 8, 2016.
Between 1971 and 1987, Mr. Buckee held various petroleum engineering positions with Shell International, Burma Oil and BP, and worked in many different locations including Norway, Aberdeen, New Zealand, Australia, Qatar, Alaska and London.

In 1987 he was appointed as operations manager for BP Norway, and thereafter vice-president, development programmes, for BP Alaska.

In 1989 he returned to the UK as manager, planning, for BP Exploration. In 1991 he was appointed president and chief operating officer of BP Canada Inc.

In 1993 Mr. Buckee became president and chief executive officer of Talisman Energy Inc.. He retired from Talisman in 2007.

He is Non-executive director of Magma Global and Black Swan Energy. He is also on the advisory board of KERN partners.

Mr. Buckee holds a BSc Honours degree in Physics and a PhD in Astrophysics.

EnQuest announces that John Lennox, currently an EnQuest Non-Executive Director, will, also with immediate effect, become Chairman of the EnQuest Board.

Mr. Lennox holds a Law degree and in 1980 qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young LLP, Edinburgh and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

In 1988 Mr. Lennox became a partner at EY. In his time at EY he was seconded to work in Seattle, US in the early 1980s.

Throughout his career he worked with a range of multinational clients, working on projects in many countries. He also held a number of EY Global and UK leadership positions. Mr. Lennox retired from EY in 2009.

He is Non-executive director of Dixons Carphone plc, Hill & Smith Holdings plc and A&J Mucklow Group plc. He is also senior independent director of Oxford Instruments plc and a trustee of the Tall Ships Youth Trust.

He will be retiring from the Boards of Oxford Instruments and A&J Mucklow in September 2016 and November 2016 respectively.

Mr. Lennox replaces Jim Buckee as Chairman of the Nomination Committee and Mr. Lennox stands down as Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Risk Committee. He continues as a member of the Audit Committee.

EnQuest Non-Executive Director Dr Philip Nolan takes over as Chairman of the Audit Committee on an interim basis and also becomes a member of the Risk Committee.


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