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Europa Oil & Gas Holdings appoints Simon Oddie as new chairman

The addition of Simon Oddie and Brian O’Cathain will “bring substantial and relevant experience of upstream exploration and production along with first class technical and commercial expertise.”
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Colin Bousfield is stepping down

Europa Oil & Gas Holdings Plc (LON:EOG) has announced the appointment of a new chairman, with Simon Oddie to replace Colin Bousfield.

The company has also hired former Petroceltic boss Brian O’Cathain as a non-executive director.

“I am delighted to welcome Simon and Brian to the board,” said Hugh Mackay, Europa chief executive.

“They each bring substantial and relevant experience of upstream exploration and production along with first class technical and commercial expertise.

“As a result, their respective appointments neatly complement the existing board’s collective skillset.

“We are focused on our corporate performance and I am confident they will both play a key role in achieving future success for the company.

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“We have an industry-leading high-impact exploration portfolio offshore Ireland, we have a full cycle exploration and production portfolio onshore UK and we are actively pursuing new venture opportunities. Our objective is to create value for our investors.”

Departing chairman Bousfield, meanwhile, added: “It has been a privilege to be associated with Europa and I would like to thank shareholders, employees and fellow board members for their support over the years.”

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