Board of Directors

TGS’ Elected Members

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Christopher Finlayson

Chairman

Christopher Finlayson

Chairman

C. G. Finlayson is a geologist and petroleum engineer by training, with nearly 40 years of technical and commercial experience in the oil and gas industry. He received his Bachelor of Science degree with First Class Honours in Physics and Geology from the University of Manchester in 1977. He joined Shell in 1977 and during his career, held leadership roles in exploration and production and liquefied natural gas around the world. Mr. Finlayson joined BG Group plc in 2010 as Executive President & Managing Director, Europe & Central Asia. From 2013 to 2014, he served as thethe Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director of the BG Group. Currently, Mr. Finlayson serves on the Board of Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd. In addition, he is a non-executive Chairman of Siccar Point Energy Ltd. and a board member of two other privately held companies. Mr. Finlayson is a Fellow of the Energy Institute.

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Mark Leonard

Director

Mark Leonard

Director

Mr. Leonard is currently the President of Leonard Exploration, Inc. He retired in 2007 from Shell Oil Company after 28 years of service. During his tenure at Shell, Mr. Leonard held a number of executive positions including Director of New Business Development in Russia/CIS, Director of Shell Deepwater Services, Director of Shell E&P International Ventures and Chief Geophysicist for Gulf of Mexico. He was first elected as a director in 2009.

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Irene Egset

Director

Irene Egset

Director

Irene Egset is educated from Molde Regional College and has a 4-year degree (Siviløkonom) Business Administration, from NHH, Norwegian School of Economics, Norway. Ms. Egset currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Posten Norge, joining in 2019.  From 2008 to 2018, she served in various financial leadership roles with Statkraft, joining as CFO of the Solar Power Unit in 2008, transferring to Statkraft Wind Power and Technologies in 2010, with responsibility for, i.a., WPT finance employees in UK, Sweden and Norway, and most recently serving as Executive Vice President and CFO of Statkraft from 2016 to 2018.  From 2005 to 2008, she was a financial manager for J. F. Knudtzen, and from 2000 to 2005, she served as Controller for Nera SatCom, in charge of financial reporting, as well as follow-up relative to the company’s projects abroad.  Ms. Egset held a variety of financial roles at Statoil (now Equinor) from 1992 to 2000, working as a financial consultant on large projects (Veslefrikk/Gullfaks).  While at Equinor, she was responsible from 1998 to 2000 for coordinating and improving reporting to Equinor’s board regarding ongoing projects worldwide. Ms. Egset began her career in 1988 as a financial manager for Ulstein Elektro (part of the Ulstein Group). She currently holds no other board memberships in any listed companies.  

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Grethe Kristin Moen

Director

Grethe Kristin Moen

Director

Ms. Moen has close to 40 years of experience in leadership positions within the oil, gas and energy industry, including 25 years (1982-2007) with Equinor (Statoil) and four years (2007-2011) with Shell Europe. From 2013 to 2021, she served as CEO of Petoro AS, the Norwegian State-owned oil company managing the State Direct Financial Interest in Joint Ventures (SDFI/SDØE), and previously as Vice President of Petoro from 2011 to 2013. Since 2021, Ms. Moen is a business development consultant for Accenture. In 1999, she served as Chairman of the Board in Navion AS and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Element Logic AS (since 2006), NEO Energy (UK) (since 2020) and OKEA AS (since 2021). Ms. Moen was first elected as Director of TGS in 2021.

 

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Svein Harald Øygard

Director

Svein Harald Øygard

Director

Mr. Øygard serves as an independent advisor and is the co-founder, co-owner and Chairman of DBO Energy, an oil and gas company focused on accessing and developing mature, producing oil fields in Brazil. He is also the initiator and board member in Holu, a company focused on rooftop-solar in Brazil. From the mid-1990s to 2016, Mr. Øygard held various prominent positions within McKinsey Company, working, i.a., with projects within the oil, gas, power and energy industry. He served as Global Knowledge Leader Oil & Gas from 2010 to 2014 and led oil and gas work in South America from 2013 to 2016. In 2009, after the collapse of the Icelandic banking system, Mr. Øygard was called to serve as the Interim Central Bank Governor of the Icelandic Central Bank. Prior to joining McKinsey, Mr. Øygard worked within the Norwegian Ministry of Finance and various other governmental agencies, including as State Secretary (Deputy Minister) of Finance of Norway, where he was part of the team leading the work on the 1992 tax reform. Mr. Øygard also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of AGR Petroleum Services, Nettbil, Labrida, and Akershus University Hospital. He was first elected as a Director of TGS in 2021.