Bob Moore was head of legal affairs at Enterprise Oil until its sale to Shell (LON:RDSA) in 2002.
After that, the qualified barrister then went on to co-found North Sea operator Granby Oil & Gas and has since founded and managed engineering and energy businesses.
His appointment was announced alongside that of Rama Uthayanan as finance director. Uthayanan currently fulfils the number-crunching role at Krunchdata, the company’s subsidiary.
Current chairman, Charles Goodfellow, is stepping back to become an independent director.