Dr. Sarah Deasley joins the board of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) today (1 October 2020) in the role of non-executive director, following the retirement of Mr. Robert Armour at the end of September. This appointment was previously announced on 24 April 2020.

The OGA's Chairman Tim Eggar said: “I am delighted to welcome Sarah to the Board. Her energy sector and regulatory experience will further enhance the balance of skills we need to continue to support the UK’s oil and gas industry during the energy transition”.

“I would like to thank Robert for his contribution to the Board over the past five years. He played a critical role in the establishment of the OGA in 2015 and has been a wise and thoughtful member of the Board bringing to bear his wide energy and legal expertise”.

Dr. Sarah Deasley is a Director of Frontier Economics, one of Europe’s largest economics consultancies, where she focuses predominantly on the energy sector. She is also a trustee of Sustainability First. Sarah holds economics degrees at three levels, having been awarded a PhD from Imperial College, an MSc from the University of Warwick and a BCom from the University of Birmingham. Prior to joining Frontier Economics, Sarah worked for PwC and the Office of Electricity Regulation (now OFGEM). Sarah brings a wealth of experience of the energy sector, including its regulatory processes and the opportunities presented by the challenge to achieve net zero in the UK by 2050.