Body: The Oil and Gas Authority
Appointing Department: Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Sectors: Business, Finance & Skills, Energy
Location: The Oil and Gas Authority is based in Aberdeen with a further office in London
Skills required: Business / Commercial
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: The Chair will receive a part-time pay at the rate of £200,000 per annum pro rata. Reasonable travel and subsistence expenses will be reimbursed.
Time Requirements: The post-holder will work two days per week. Any additional days worked will be on a voluntary basis.


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

Tim Eggar confirmed as Chair of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA). The Business and Energy Secretary, Greg Clark, has confirmed Tim Eggar as the new OGA Chair, the regulator of the UK’s oil and gas industry. Mr Eggar will take up his position on 11 March.

Date: 06/03/2019

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    12/09/2018 at 12:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement



Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The Oil and Gas Authority’s (OGA) role is to regulate, influence and promote the UK oil and gas industry in order to maximise the economic recovery of the UK’s oil and gas resources. The OGA is a progressive and highly effective authority which, by attracting investment and jobs, helps to anchor valuable skills and expertise in the UK.

You will lead the OGA Board as it regulates and promotes the UK oil and gas industry and your responsibilities will include:

  • Effective, cooperative and inclusive leadership of the Board that will provide sound strategic direction. This includes enabling a high standard of discussion, helping to steer the OGA by collaborative working across Government and industry, ensuring that systems are in place to provide Board members and the Executive team with the support they need to carry out their roles;
  • Working with the Board and Nominations Committee to ensure that the Board and Executive team have an appropriate and diverse range of skills, experience, and outlook;
  • Offer support and counsel to the Executive team while providing constructive challenge on the delivery of the OGA Plan;
  • Maintaining clear and effective channels of communication with internal and external stakeholders, engaging in stakeholder networking to ensure the success of the OGA’s objectives; and
  • Acting as an ambassador for the OGA, promoting its reputation across government and industry.

Person Specification

It is essential that your application demonstrates the following:

  • The ability to develop a Board and provide strategic and innovative leadership through a complex economic, commercial and regulatory environment;
  • The ability to manage Board members as a team to meet common goals and ensure the good of the organisation;
  • Experience with financial and commercial accountability at a senior level;
  • Effective communication and influencing skills including an ability to maintain a sense of perspective and to pick out critical issues, listen sensitively, debate constructively, decide independently and persuade others of your view; and
  • Sound knowledge of corporate governance issues.

Desirable skills and experience:

  • A strong understanding of the oil and gas sector, particularly in the UK Continental Shelf;
  • Regulatory experience or experience of government bodies;
  • Understanding of the key challenges facing the OGA; and
  • Track record of successful innovation.

Additional Information

The post-holder must demonstrate a high standard of corporate and personal conduct and should particularly note the requirement to declare any conflict of interest that arises in the course of the office’s operations and the need to declare any relevant business interests, positions of authority or other connections with commercial, public or voluntary bodies. These will be published in the OGA annual report with details of all board members’ remuneration from BEIS sources.

BEIS is committed to providing equal opportunities for all, irrespective of race, age, disability, gender, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, transgender and working patterns and to the principle of public appointments on merit with independent assessments, openness and transparency of process. BEIS offers professional training courses on public sector finance and governance for those new to the public sector.

How to Apply

The closing date for applications is: 12noon on Wednesday 12 September 2018.

The recruitment process is being undertaken by Odgers Berndtson on behalf of BEIS. If you wish to apply for this position, please apply online at, including:

  • A comprehensive CV setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements.
  • A covering letter (maximum two sides) highlighting your suitability and setting out how you meet the person specification. Please note that the covering letter is an important part of your application and is as much the means by which you will be assessed as your CV.
  • Details of two professional referees together with a brief statement of the capacity in which and over what period of time they have known you. There is a section for these details in the candidate application form. Referees will not be contacted without your prior consent.
  • The Candidate application form – Please submit as an attachment with your CV and covering letter.
  • The Diversity monitoring form – All candidates are also requested to complete a Diversity Monitoring Form. Your data will be stored separately from your application and will at no time be connected to you or your application. Please return to with 68129 as the subject line.

The preferred method of application is online at

If you are unable to apply online please email your application to

All applications will receive an automated response.

Please note that shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a panel interview on 26 October 2018 or 1 November 2018.

Further Information

If you would like an informal conversation about this role, please contact Odgers Berndtson: Bob Greenwood, Partner, Oil & Gas Practice, on +44 1224 218988 or Peter Roberts, Partner, Oil & Gas Practice, on +44 207 529 6350.

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