Ex-Balfour Beatty FD takes non-exec role at Cairn Energy

ARTHUR ANDERSEN qualified accountant Ian Tyler has taken a non-executive role at Cairn Energy and will sit on the company’s audit and remuneration committees.

Tyler has served as finance director and chief operating officer at Balfour Beatty, before taking on the CEO role at the company – which he stepped down from in January. During his time as CEO he grew the company from a £4.2bn construction business to a £10.9bn one.

He has also held senior finance and operational roles at listed companies including FD of ARC, a subsidiary of Hanson. 

Tyler currently has a portfolio of non-executive appointments including non-executive chairman of Al Noor Hospitals Group, non-executive and chairman of the audit committee of Cable & Wireless, and non-executive of BAE systems.

Chairman of Cairn, Bill Gammell said: “I am delighted to welcome Ian Tyler to the Cairn board.

“Ian’s extensive business experience and independent perspective from outside the oil and gas industry will be of immense value to Cairn.”

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