Chief Financial Officer

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

Gavin joined Assala Energy as Chief Financial Officer in January 2017 and is responsible for building the company’s Finance and IT functions. Gavin continues to lead the financial and IT activities of the company including corporate finance, oil marketing, treasury management and accounting, ensuring solid financial management across the business. He is responsible for an active and robust hedging programme and numerous debt-raises, enabling the company to be 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 operations in Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast and Congo as well as delivering financial process and system improvements 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.