Mr. Thomas is a seasoned oil and gas industry professional with over 35 years of experience in the sector. He started his career as a petroleum engineer with Conoco, working in the UK and Dubai before moving into reservoir engineering and asset management positions. Subsequently, he joined Lasmo where he became the Group GM Operations and, following the company’s acquisition, held three regional Vice President roles with Eni managing the North Sea, Russia/Asia/Australia and West Africa asset portfolios. Subsequently, David has served on the Board of various public companies including as the President and COO of Centurion Energy, CEO of Melrose Resources and COO of Petroceltic International. He is currently acting as a Non-Executive Director on the Gulf Keystone Board. He has a BSc in Mining Engineering from Nottingham University and an MSc in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College.