OGA appoint interim chairperson

Frances Morris-Jones
Frances Morris-Jones

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.”