Board of Directors

The Board is committed to developing and applying high standards of corporate governance both in the management of its business and its accountability to shareholders as a whole.

Bjørn Dale Read more

Bjørn Dale


Bjørn was appointed as Chairman on 28 January 2019. Mr Dale is currently the Managing Director of DNO ASA which he joined in 2011.

Mr. Dale holds a Master of Law degree from the University of Oslo and an Executive MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Ørjan Gjerde Read more

Ørjan Gjerde

Non-Executive Director

Ørjan was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 28 January 2019. Mr Gjerde is the Managing Director of DNO Norge AS which he joined in 2017.

Mr. Gjerde is a state authorised public accountant and obtained his Master’s in Accounting and Auditing from the Norwegian School of Economics.

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Jorunn Saetre

Independent Non-Executive Director

Jorunn is a chemical engineer by background who progressed to senior positions with Halliburton in Norway, Europe and the USA over a 30 year period.  She was appointed to the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director in September 2014.

Her roles included serving as Director of Halliburton’s European Research Centre, Head of Halliburton’s overall Scandinavian operations and responsibility for global Production Enhancement activities.  In 2008, she was the first to be awarded the title of “Oil Woman of the Year” by the Stavanger Society of Petroleum Engineers.  Jorunn is currently the manager of the Stavanger office and business development of AGR and is a member of the corporate assembly of Hydro ASA, and a  non executive director of Oslo Bergen Trondheim Stavanger Idag.

Brent Cheshire Read more

Brent Cheshire

Independent Non-Executive Director

Brent Cheshire CBE commenced his career with Shell as a geologist in its exploration and production division, eventually spending 14 years with the group.

In 1991, he joined Amerada Hess, holding a number of senior positions, latterly as Senior Vice President for E&P Worldwide Technology, where he was responsible for all global technical activities.

In 2004, he became DONG Energy’s first UK employee, as managing director of its UK E&P business.  Over the next 13 years, eventually becoming managing director of DONG Wind Power and Chairman of its entire UK operations, he developed the business into one of the largest acreage holders West of Shetland and the leading offshore wind developer in the UK.

Brent holds an Honours degree in Geology and an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from Durham University where he is currently a Professor in Practice within the Engineering Faculty. He was appointed to the Board in October 2017.

In 2018 he was appointed a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for services to the Renewable Energy Sector.


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Katherine Roe

Independent Non-Executive Director

Katherine’s career has been in investment banking in the City of London, starting with Morgan Stanley and then as a Director of investment banking at Panmure Gordon.

For the last four years, she headed up Panmure Gordon’s natural resources team and has extensive experience in oil and gas transactions, advising companies on a range of strategic options and equity capital fund raisings and has led many capital markets and M&A transactions.

Katherine is the CFO of Wentworth Resources Limited, an Aim quoted and Oslo Børs listed, oil and gas company with interests in Tanzania and Mozambique. Katherine’s appointment to the Board of the Company takes effect from 1 July 2018 and she will take over the chair of the Audit Committee when Roger Witts steps down at the 2019 annual general meeting.