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Tap Oil appoints executive chairman

Tap OilTap Oil Limited, an oil and gas company, announces the appointment of James Menzies to the position of executive chairman, effective December 15, 2016.
Mr. Menzies joined the Board of Tap in May 2016 as an independent non-executive director. Mr. Menzies is well known to the Southeast Asian oil and gas industry having previously founded Salamander Energy plc in December 2004.

Following its flotation on the London Stock Exchange, Mr. Menzies served as CEO, building the Southeast Asian business until 2015 when it was acquired by Ophir Energy.

Salamander’s core businesses were in Malaysia, Indonesia, and in Tap’s core market, Thailand.

Prior to founding Salamander Energy, he was the Senior Partner in Lambert Energy Advisory, an upstream oil and gas corporate finance advisory business.

Prior to that he worked for LASMO plc, the UK-listed independent E&P company, first as a geophysicist in the UK North Sea and later in Vietnam and Indonesia. He served LASMO in various roles culminating in being appointed LASMO’s Head of Strategy and Corporate Affairs, including Strategic Planning and IR.

Mr. Menzies is a Geologist and Geophysicist by background, with a degree in Geology from London University and an MSc in Geophysics & Planetary Physics from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Mr. Menzies succeeds Doug Bailey, who will retire from the Board effective 15 December 2016.

Mr. Bailey has served as Chairman of Tap since 2012 and prior to that served as an independent non-executive director.




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