North Sea exploration firm Cluff Natural Resources has appointed a Robert Gordon University (RGU) graduate as chief financial officer (CFO).
Sarah McLeod grew up in Ellon and lived in Aberdeen before moving to London in 2018.
She graduated from RGU before qualifying as a chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
Ms McLeod has built up more than 20 years’ experience in the international oil and gas industry and joins London-headquartered Cluff from New Age (African Global Energy).
She started her career with Deloitte, spending six years in its oil and gas team.
She then had two years at Maersk before joining ConocoPhillips, where she spent 10 years in a variety of senior financial and strategic roles.
The CFO role is a newly created position within CNR.
Graham Swindells had been Cluff’s finance director until February 2018, when he replaced company founder and North Sea pioneer Algy Cluff as chief executive.
Mr Swindells said: “On behalf of the board I am delighted to announce the appointment of Sarah as CFO.
“Sarah brings a wealth of financial and commercial upstream oil and gas experience and knowledge to the role, particularly in relation to the North Sea, which will be invaluable to the company as we continue to develop.
“Sarah joins at an exciting time for the company following the completion of two farm-outs with Shell and will be a key part of the management team as we seek to build on recent achievements and continue to grow.”