Circle Oil Plc, the Middle East and North Africa focused oil and gas exploration, development and production company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Margaret Prior, (44), as Group Executive Finance Director with effect from 12 January 2015.
Susan has over 20 years’ experience across a number of sectors, including eight years focusing on natural resources. Most recently, since 2012, Susan was a Transaction Services Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) in their Oil and Gas Deals team. Prior to this Susan spent 15 years at Ernst & Young LLP (“EY”) during which time she was a senior manager in EY’s Perth and London offices, and a Partner/Principal in New York.
Susan is an Associate of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants, having qualified with Grant Thornton in 1994. Susan holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from the Australian Securities Institute, (now FINSIA).
Commenting on the appointment, Steve Jenkins, Chairman, said:
“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Prior to the board of Circle Oil and delighted to welcome her as the new Group Finance Director. Susan has a wealth of experience in global corporate governance best practice and internal controls and will significantly enhance the Group’s finance function.”
Source: Circle Oil