Following a recommendation from the board of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has confirmed that Dr Andy Samuel will continue as the Chief Executive of the OGA for an additional period of two years. Andy’s contract with the OGA was due to expire at the end of 2020, and will now be extended until the end of 2022, bringing essential stability at this challenging time.

Commenting on the extension, the Chairman of the OGA, Tim Eggar, said: “I am delighted to have secured a further two years of service from Andy at what is a critical time for the industry. This news comes at a time when maintaining his consistent leadership is more important than ever, whether in our work to help support the response to oil price and COVID challenges or in our work championing the net zero future for this industry.”