Governance

Board of Directors

The CDA Board meets twice a year and comprises:

  • 4 Members from the CDA Council;
  • 2 Members from the Oil & Gas UK Exploration Forum;
  • The Oil & Gas UK Chief Executive (the chairman of the board);
  • The Oil & Gas UK Operations Director; and
  • The CDA Chief Executive.

CDA Member's Council

Each full CDA Member company (all of which must be UKCS licensees) is entitled to place a representative on the CDA Council. These members elect a chair from amongst their number, a post currently filled by Christine McKay of Maersk Oil.

The Council meets quarterly and its role is principally to:

  • Actively promote CDA and CDA’s services;
  • Promote CDA with industry in general;
  • Monitor the performance of CDA;
  • Review plans put forward by the Chief Executive;
  • Participate in the formulation of company strategy;
  • Assist with the development of new initiatives;
  • Formulate recommendations for the CDA Board;
  • Implement Board decisions; and
  • Submit an annual business plan & budget to the Board for approval.

UKOilandGasData Governance

UKOilandGasData is governed by the UKOilandGasData Steering Committee which is chaired by Paul Dymond of Oil & Gas UK and meets twice a year. Other members are the CDA Chief Executive (Malcolm Fleming) and a representative from DECC.