Christopher Atkinson

Board member

Dr Christopher Atkinson was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 6 January 2015 and was re-elected to the Board on 27 April 2018. He is a member of the Group’s Technical Review Committee.

Dr Christopher Atkinson is a professional geologist with over 30 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas sector. He is currently the founder and director of Worldwide Petroleum Services Pte Ltd and a director of Sonoro Energy Limited. Prior to this, Dr Atkinson was a founding investor in several exploration and production start-up ventures in Southeast Asia, the UK and Canada. He has also worked for Shell International Petroleum Company and was a 15-year career veteran with the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), where his last held position was Vice President of Exploration, Europe/North Africa.

Dr Atkinson holds a PhD in Geology and a BSc (Hons) Geology (1st Class) from the University of Wales, Swansea. He has been a Fellow of the Geological Society of London since 1996 and is a Life Member of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Southeast Asia, where he served as President from 2002 to 2003.