Tullow Oil today confirmed its chief financial officer would take an extended leave of absence.
Ian Springett has taken the leave to “undergo treatment for a medical condition”.
A company statement read: “Les Wood, vice president finance and commercial, has been appointed Interim CFO. Les joined Tullow in 2014 as the group’s vice president for commercial. Before joining Tullow, Les worked for BP plc for 28 years in various positions including regional CFO roles in Canada and the Middle East.”
Tullow Oil is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company, which focusses on Africa and the Atlantic Margins.
It has a portfolio of more than 120 licences, spanning 21 countries. It is headquartered in London. Its shares are listed on the London, Irish and Ghanaian Stock Exchanges.