Phil Kirk, Chrysaor
Phil qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young in 1991 before joining Hess in 1996. He served in a variety of roles including head of finance, North West Europe. He left Hess in 2002 to co-found CH4 Energy with two other ex-Hess colleagues. Phil was joint MD of CH4 which, with financial backing from 3i plc and Trust Company of the West (an EIG predecessor firm), acquired and operated the Markham field and associated satellites on the UK/Dutch median line. Phil has been a member of Oil & Gas UK’s Board since February 2013 and is currently co-chair of the Oil and Gas Authority’s Exploration Task Force. He is also a member of the overarching MER UK Forum, which includes the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, ministers from the same department, HM Treasury, the Scottish Office and the Scottish Government.