Chief Financial Officer

Gavin Kirkham brings over 17 years of experience in finance in the upstream oil and gas sector.

Gavin was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Assala Energy in January 2017. Gavin leads all of the financial functions including corporate finance, oil marketing, treasury, accounting and audit and ensures solid financial management across the business. He is responsible for an active and robust hedging programme and numerous debt-raises, ensuring that the company remains fully funded for its highly accretive capital investment plans, while providing strong returns on investment for shareholders.

Gavin joined Assala from Tullow Oil where he held a number of senior finance positions in the UK, South Africa and the Central and West Africa region, managing the financial aspects of Tullow’s activities in Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast and Congo. As Head of Group Finance Projects, he delivered the financial process and system improvement project across the Tullow Group.

Gavin started his career in the Energy team at Deloitte. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds a BSc (Hons) in Geography from the University of Bristol.