Circle announced the appointment of Professor Chris Green as its Chief Executive Officer.
Professor Green initially joined Circle as a non-executive director in September 2005. He subsequently assumed the key executive roles of Technical Director and Chief Operating Officer.
Professor Green is an explorationist and geophysicist with some 35 years experience in the oil and gas industry including 24 years at Shell, before leaving in 1998 as a Principal Geophysicist and a Global Shell Group Advisor. From 1998 to 2001 he was Director of Strategic Development and Geosciences at Racal Electronics and from 2001 to 2004 he was Chief Technical Officer at Thales Geosolutions Group. During the period 1996 to 2004 he was also Professor of Geophysics at the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland.
Professor Green is a former elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, the Geological Society and a former Member of the Institute of Petroleum. He is a Member of the European Association of Exploration Geophysicists.
The Chairman, Thomas Anderson, said, "Circle is fortunate to have someone of Professor Green's caliber to lead the Company forward. The strong position of Circle today as a successful exploration Company with growing production revenues owes much to Chris' expertise and vision. There are many exciting opportunities ahead of us and under his leadership shareholders can feel confident of continued delivery."
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