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Friday 02 November, 2018

Echo Energy PLC

Appointment of Independent Non-Executive Director

RNS Number : 1094G
Echo Energy PLC
02 November 2018

2 November 2018


Echo Energy plc

("Echo" or the "Company")


Appointment of Independent Non-Executive Director


Echo Energy, the Latin American focused upstream oil and gas company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Gavin Graham as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company with immediate effect.


Dr. Graham has nearly 40 years' experience in the oil & gas industry, with 29 of those years at Shell.  Commencing his career in 1980 as a development geologist in Oman, Dr. Graham subsequently spent 17 years in exploration before moving into a range of field development, governance and leadership roles, culminating in his appointment in 2004 as Vice President New Business & Commercial, Middle East, Caspian & South Asia.  His career with Shell was followed by 6 years' experience with Petrofac, an oil-field services company, as Executive Vice President Business Development & Technical Services, working in Malaysia, Mexico and the UKCS. In 2017 Gavin joined the Polish state company, Grupa LOTOS, co-ordinating the start-up of a new company, LOTOS Upstream, where he is currently Chief Executive Officer. LOTOS Upstream is focused on its producing assets in  the North Sea, Poland and Lithuania. 


James Parsons, Echo Energy's Chairman, commented:


"We are delighted to welcome Gavin, with his considerable experience and skills, to the Board. I look forward to working with him as we approach the drilling of the multi Tcf potential at Tapi Aike."


For further information please contact:

Echo Energy plc

Fiona MacAulay, CEO



[email protected]


Smith & Williamson (Nominated Adviser)

David Jones

Ben Jeynes

Katy Birkin


+44 (0)20 7131 4000

Hannam & Partners (Corporate Broker)

Giles Fitzpatrick

Andrew Chubb

Ernest Bell


+44 (0)20 7907 8500


Shore Capital (Joint Corporate Broker)

Jerry Keen

+44 (0)20 7408 4090



Vigo Communications (PR Adviser)

Patrick d'Ancona

Chris McMahon

Kate Rogucheva

+44 (0)20 7390 0230



In addition to his appointment to the Echo Energy board of directors, Dr, Gavin McDonald Graham, aged 64, holds or has held the following directorships or partnerships in the past five years.


Previous (last five years)

LOTOS Exploration and Production Norge AS

Graham Energy Solutions Ltd









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