Premier Oil names Finance Director

Premier Oil, the UK-based independent oil and gas company, has announced that Richard Rose will join Premier’s Board as Finance Director on 8 September 2014.

Premier Oil. Natuna Field. Indonesia 2011

Rose is qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young and has spent over 20 years within the energy sector including 13 years working with a range of international banks.

After working at HSBC Investment Bank in the corporate finance division he joined Oriel Securities in 2002, becoming a Partner in Equity Research. At Oriel he was responsible for coverage of the E&P sector where he was the number one analyst in the Institutional UK Extel Mid & Small Survey for Oil & Gas Research for five years running.

In 2012 Rose joined RBC Capital Markets as a Managing Director where he advised a number of energy companies including Premier Oil. He joins the company from Ophir Energy where his current role encompasses Strategy and Head of Corporate Communications.

He has a BSc in Physics from Imperial College.

Tony Durrant, CEO, commented: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Richard as Premier’s Finance Director. Richard brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role, including his time as an advisor to the Company in his previous banking roles. I look forward to working with him as we build on the momentum of recent months and create additional value for our shareholders.”


Press Release, July 28, 2014