Sound Oil plc, a Mediterranean-focused upstream gas company, has appointed Richard Liddell and Stephen Whyte as non-executive directors of the company.
Liddell has over 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He served on the board of Falkland Oil and Gas from 2005 to 2015, initially as a non-executive director and, latterly, as chairman. He is also chairman and managing director of Clara Petroleum. He was operations director of Premier Oil from 2000 until 2003, and, prior to that, spent three years as director of development at BG Exploration and Production.
Whyte has over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He was COO and executive director for exploration and production at Galp Energía for three years until 2014; prior to that, he spent three years as senior vice president–commercial at BG Group. Whyte previously spent a total of 14 years with Shell and six years with Clyde Petroleum.
Andrew Hockey and Gerry Orbell, both non-executive directors, have decided to step down as directors of the company. In addition, following Luca Madeddu's appointment as managing director in Morocco, he will cease to be a director of the company but will continue as a senior executive of the company and a member of the Executive Committee.