"Alastair (dob 1954) joined Sterling in September 2009. He has been involved in the oil industry for over 30 years. For the first 12 years Alastair worked on international assignments with Schlumberger, the oil-field services Company. From 1992 he began working for independent exploration and production operators, with increasing responsibility for specific exploration, development and production ventures.
"Between September 2003 and October 2009, Alastair was Executive Chairman of Emerald Energy plc during which time Emerald grew from a market capitalisation of less than £8 million to a size that allowed the Company to enter the FTSE 250 index in January 2009. In October 2009 Emerald was acquired by Sinochem Resources UK Limited, for £7.50 per share in a transaction that valued Emerald at £532 million.
"Alastair serves as a Non-executive director of Jupiter Energy Ltd."