Neptune Energy hires managing director for UK

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has named a new managing director for the UK.

Neptune said on Tuesday that Alexandra Thomas had joined the company as the UK managing director and that she would be based in Aberdeen.

She joins Neptune from Tullow Oil where she most recently held the position of head of exploration, development, and commercial for Ghana.

Thomas has 18 years of experience in the oil and gas sector and a strong academic background. She started her career with assignments in both Shell and Equinor before joining Tullow as a result of its acquisition of Vattenfall assets in 2011.

Pierre Girard, currently the interim managing director of the UK, will take up the new role of director of commercial and joint ventures in the UK.

Jim House, CEO of Neptune, said: “We are delighted that Alexandra is joining Neptune at what is such an exciting time for the business. With our Seagull project progressing well, pending appraisals of exploration programs at both Isabella and Glengorm and development opportunities at Cygnus, we are entering an important period of growth in the UK.

“Alexandra has a good understanding of the UK’s oil and gas sector and a proven track record of working successfully with partners. She joins a high-performing team and will provide exceptional leadership as we bring online new production and pursue further development opportunities.

“I am grateful to Pierre for his stewardship since October and look forward to him continuing to play a crucial role as the business grows.”