Dorothy Thompson was appointed independent non-executive director and chair-designate of Tullow Oil. The appointment is to become effective from the conclusion of the group’s annual general meeting on 25 April. It is anticipated that she will succeed Aidan Heavey, Tullow’s current chairman and founder, as chair at the conclusion of the board meeting scheduled for 20 July. Heavey will retire from the board at the same time. Thompson was previously CEO of an international power and energy trading company Drax Group for 12 years until the end of 2017. Before joining Drax, she managed InterGen’s European power business; was head of project finance at PowerGen; and worked at CDC Capital Partners, the private sector arm of the British Government’s aid program. She has extensive emerging markets experience, including a period working in the commercial and industrial division of the Bank of Botswana. Thompson holds a BSc and an MSc in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
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