Kosmos Energy has announced that Brian F. Maxted, Chief Exploration Officer and Founding Partner, has decided to retire from the company effective 15 February 2019. Mr Maxted will remain on the board of directors and continue to serve as a special advisor on matters related to exploration.
Tracey Henderson will assume the role of Chief Exploration Officer upon Mr Maxted’s retirement. Ms Henderson joined Kosmos Energy in 2004, serving as a key member of the technical team responsible for the discovery of the Jubilee field in Ghana, the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim field in Mauritania and Senegal, and the Yakaar field in Senegal.
“On behalf of the entire board of directors and all Kosmos employees worldwide, I would like to thank Brian for his dedication to Kosmos since its founding and the excellent record of exploration success he has delivered,” Andrew G. Inglis, Kosmos’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said. “His vision, thoughtful leadership, and passion for both the art and science of exploration have built a strong capability in the company that will serve Kosmos well in the future. We are grateful for his continued presence on the board and as an advisor to the company. I am pleased that Ms Henderson is taking over as Chief Exploration Officer. She embodies all of the exploration leadership attributes that have made Kosmos successful.”
“I am very proud of what Kosmos has achieved since it was founded in 2003. With a strong leadership team in place, world-class portfolio of assets, and differentiated strategy, I am confident the company will thrive in the years to come and look forward in my non-executive capacity to being a part of its successful future,” Mr Maxted said.