Julian, 53, joined the Company in November 2011 and has considerable experience in Colombia, most recently as the President of Gran Tierra Energy in Bogota. Prior to that he was General Manager with Emerald Energy Plc in Colombia and Technical Director of the National Hydrocarbons Agency of Colombia (ANH) where he was largely responsible for introducing the current oil and gas licensing legislation. He also has 10 years experience working for BP, both in Colombia and the UK, and Ecopetrol for 4 years. Julian has a diverse range of experience in the oil and gas business with significant achievements in a number of senior managerial positions ranging from general management, joint ventures, commercial, finance, planning and operations, both within Colombia and also internationally.
Commenting on the appointment, Chairman John Bell said, "I am very pleased to be able to announce the appointment of Julian to the Board of Gold Oil Plc. His experience in Colombia will be a great asset to the Board as this is an area which we see as having significant growth potential and I am very confident that Julian, with his background will make a huge contribution to the running of the Company. On behalf of the Board I welcome him to the Board and congratulate him on his appointment."
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