Hickey steps down at Tullow

Tom Hickey is giving up his position as FD of Tullow Oil in a surprise move

The departing finance chief is stepping down in order to live full-time in

Tullow said: ‘The board of Tullow Oil plc announces with regret that Tom
Hickey has today given notice of his resignation from the Board and from the
position of chief financial officer of Tullow. Tom’s decision to leave Tullow
reflects the considerable personal demands of his role in a London-based
multi-national company and his desire to live full time in Ireland. Tom believes
that it would not be possible for him to continue to fulfill the demands of his
role from Dublin as Tullow continues its rapid growth.’

The search for his replacement immediately and Hickey has agreed to stay on
until his successor is chosen. Hickey is expected to leave sometime after the
interim results in August and before the end of the year the company said.

Aidan Heavey, chief executive of Tullow, added: ‘I am personally very sad
that Tom is to leave Tullow as he has made an outstanding contribution to the
Group since he joined us in 2000. His commitment has been exceptional and we are
all truly disappointed that he will not be part of the next phase of growth and
development of the business. We fully understand his decision and wish him every
happiness and success in the future.’

Further reading

Tullow’s statement to the City here

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