Gulf Keystone Petroleum appoints non-executive chairman
Mr. Lough was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of Gulf Keystone Petroleum in July 2016 having been a Non-Executive Director since December 2015.
Mr. Lough is a chartered certified accountant. In 1988 he joined LASMO plc where over the course of the next eleven years he held a range of senior financial and operational roles, including MD of the North Sea, and then Europe and North Africa before LASMO was sold to ENI.
Mr. Lough was CFO of PetroKazakhstan for two years before being headhunted for the CFO role of British Energy. In 2004 he founded coal bed methane focused Composite Energy Ltd, which was acquired by Dart in 2011. The team from Composite spent a year at Hutton Energy, during which time he was CEO.
Mr. Lough is currently a Non-Executive Director of Rockhopper Exploration PLC, Cairn Energy PLC, Papua Mining PLC and the UK Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (Ofgem).