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Phil Kirk

Chief Executive Officer, Chrysaor

Phil qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young in 1991 before joining Hess in 1996. He served in a variety of roles including Head of Finance, North West Europe.  After leaving Hess in 2002 he set up CH4 Energy with two other ex-Hess colleagues. Phil was joint MD of CH4 which acquired and operated the Markham field and associated satellites on the UK/Dutch median line.  After selling CH4 to Venture Production in 2006 Phil founded Chrysaor in 2007 and has led the group since then. Phil has been a member of the Board of Oil and Gas UK since 2013 and is currently Co-Chair of the Operator Council.  He is a past Co-Chair of the OGA UK Exploration Board, one of six boards responsible for driving the industry’s response to the OGA strategy and Sir Ian Wood’s MER vision. Chrysaor is the fourth largest net producer in the UK and operates the Everest, Lomond and Armada platforms.