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Government appoints Tim Eggar as new Chair of Oil and Gas Authority (OGA)

The Business and Energy Secretary, Greg Clark, has appointed Tim Eggar as the new Chair of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA).

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The OGA’s role is to regulate, influence and promote the UK oil and gas industry in order to maximise the economic recovery of the UK’s oil and gas resources.

Mr Eggar will take up his position on 11 March 2019, replacing Frances Morris-Jones, who will complete her term as interim Chair at the end of March.

Prior to taking on this role, Tim Eggar was a highly experienced non-executive Chair and Board Director, including in the oil and gas sector and the wider energy sector. He was a government minister for 11 years, and Energy Minister between 1992 and 1996. He is currently Chair of MyCelx Technologies, a clean-water technology company for the energy sector, and a Board Mentor.

Published 6 March 2019