Nostra Terra has appointed Mr Kristian Ewen Ainsworth, 53, as its new Non-executive Chairman with immediate effect, replacing Sir Adrian Blennerhassett, who has resigned in order to focus on his other interests.
Mr Ainsworth is a chartered management account and a fellow of the Institute of Petroleum who brings wide industry experience to his new role. He has worked in the industry for 27 years at various stages of the oil and gas life cycle from exploration to appraisal/development, production and de-commissioning.
Starting his career in the late 1980's at Conoco, Mr Ainsworth's career has included Financial Controller, Financial Director and CFO roles across various public and private companies, including six years as Financial Director of Gulf Keystone Petroleum Limited until 2014. He is currently CFO of CAP Energy Plc, listed on IDSX. In his career he has been involved in companies with asasets and operations across the UK, Europe, Russia, Azerbaijan, Iraq and North and West Africa.