Sound Energy appoints new non-executive director

Sound Energy, the Moroccan focused upstream gas company, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Clarkson as a non-executive director of the Company with immediate effect.

David brings over 40 years' experience in the oil & gas industry and was formerly a member of BP's Group Leadership Team and Senior Vice President for Projects and Engineering (Upstream) at BP. In this role, he had responsibility for a functional business unit that managed a circa US$20 billion annualised capex budget and employed circa 1,500 project and engineering professionals. Throughout a 38 year career with BP, David held a variety of other senior project management and delivery roles in countries including Iraq, Indonesia, the USA and the UK. David is a non-executive director of Savannah Petroleum plc and was formerly Chief Operating Officer of Bowleven plc. David is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

Richard Liddell, Sound Energy's Chairman commented:
"I am delighted to welcome David to the Board of Sound Energy Plc. David has a distinguished career with a wealth of experience, capability and achievements to his credit, and he will reinforce the Board in a number of areas, but particularly in our project development and engineering capability as we approach the development of our existing Moroccan discovery."

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