Ophir Appoints CFO

Ophir announced the appointment of Lisa Mitchell as Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect.

With 20 years' experience as a senior finance officer in the oil and gas, mining and resources sectors, Lisa's previous roles included CFO at Pan Pacific Petroleum NL and CFO at GCM Resources plc. Lisa began her career with Mobil Oil Australia.

Lisa is a Certified Practising Accountant with the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants. She has a Bachelor of Economics (major in Accounting) from La Trobe University, Melbourne and has recently achieved a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance from the Chartered Secretaries Australia.

Nick Cooper, CEO of Ophir Energy said, "We are delighted that Lisa has accepted the role of CFO. Since joining Ophir six months ago she has been instrumental in driving all aspects of the finance function. Her financial background and significant practical experience will be invaluable as the Company enters its most active operational phase ever, with a 2012 program of nine wells in Tanzania, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon."