The Oil and Gas Authority has today announced that appointment of Frances Morris-Jones as its interim chair.
Ms Morris-Jones has been appointed to serve for the next 12 months by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) until a permanent successor can be found.
She will serve in the role until the 31 March 2019.
Ms Morris-Jones replaces Sir Patrick Brown whose tenure as chairman ended in March, after three years of service.
With senior executive positions at BP and ConocoPhillips under her belt , Ms Morris-Jones has also served on the OGA OGA board as a Non-Executive Director (NED) since October 2015.
Andy Samuel, chief executive, said: “Frances brings a wealth of experience to this role and provides continuity to the OGA board, where she has been a great member for the past two and a half years.
“Frances’ leadership and dedication are most welcome as we continue to work closely with industry and government to deliver the significant value outlined in Vision 2035.”
Ms Morris-Jones added: “I am very pleased to be taking up the role. I look forward to building on Sir Patrick’s achievements, supporting the board and addressing the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the sector.”