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Trap Oil Group appoints finance director

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Staff writer | London, United Kingdom | June 3, 2013
Trap Oil GroupJune 3, 2013, London, United Kingdom - Trap Oil Group plc, an oil and gas exploration company, announced that Scott Richardson Brown has been appointed to the board as the group's finance director.
Mr. Richardson Brown is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has spent more than 15 years working with public companies, first in a corporate finance advisory role and more recently as a Director in Industry positions. He started his career with Coopers & Lybrand (latterly PwC) before becoming a Partner in the Corporate Broking/Finance division of Oriel Securities Limited.

After leaving Oriel Securities Limited, Mr. Richardson Brown joined CSR as M&A and Investor Relations Director. Most recently he served as Finance Director of Ascent Resources plc where he oversaw the reorganisation of the company's balance sheet.

Mr. Richardson Brown replaces John Church, who has been acting in the role of Interim Finance Director and who will remain as a member of the Company's executive management team and will continue to act as Company Secretary.

Mr. Church was involved as the Company's Finance Director at the IPO in March 2011 and is currently Financial Controller and Company Secretary. He is a Chartered Accountant with more than 30 years' experience across a variety of industries, having worked in public and private companies.

Mr. Church founded TCP Chartered Accountants in 1985, which was subsequently sold in 2008 when he joined Trapoil. He currently sits on the board of a number of private companies, ranging from early stage resource companies to property companies, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

The company also announced that Michael Cameron has been appointed to the position of Financial Controller, effective mid August 2013.

Mr. Cameron is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland with 15 years experience in the oil and gas industry in Aberdeen, with companies including Transocean Ltd and Amerada Hess (latterly The Hess Corporation). Most recently, he has spent 10 years with Dana Petroleum plc in a variety of financial roles.

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