Chris Finlayson

Chris Finlayson

Chairman

In addition to his role as senior advisor to Blackstone, Chris is the non-executive chair of InterOil Corporation. He is also a non-executive director and chair of the RemCo at Lloyd’s Register Group and a non executive director of Hoegh LNG.

Chris has nearly 40 years of technical and commercial experience in the oil and gas industry. He is the former chief executive of BG Group and before his appointment as CEO, was responsible for BG Advance, including the exploration team, the Group’s major capital projects programme, contracts and procurement and technology. Before joining BG Chris was an executive vice president with Royal Dutch Shell where he was a member of the exploration and production leadership team. He has managed major businesses in Russia, Nigeria, Brunei, Turkey and the North Sea.

Chris received a BSc in Physics and Geology with First Class Honours from the University of Manchester.