Mrs Vivien Gibney has been appointed as a non-executive director of Ophir Energy effective immediately. Vivien has 25 years’ experience as counsel in the upstream oil and gas industry, including roles with Mobil Oil and Enterprise Oil plc. Whilst at Enterprise Oil, Vivien set up the legal department and held the positions of General Counsel, Company Secretary and Head of HR. Vivien has held a number of non-executive board positions including roles on the Boards of the University of Northampton and Opera North. More recently, she was a member of the Board of Directors of Encore Oil plc where she chaired the Remuneration Committee. Vivien is a barrister with an LL.B. and received an Honorary Fellowship in Petroleum law from the University of Dundee.
Nicholas Smith, Chairman of Ophir Energy said:
"We are very pleased to welcome Vivien Gibney to Ophir's Board. Her extensive career within the oil industry at a corporate level will provide valuable experience as we continue to grow our business."