Angus McCoss

Exploration Director

Executive Director

Angus McCoss (age 57, British) was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2006.

Key strengths

Upstream business, exploration and appraisal executive leadership, public company leadership, investor and government relations, environment, health, safety and sustainability, technology and innovation.


Angus brings substantial experience in the upstream oil and gas business to Tullow, gained through a 21‑year career in exploration at Royal Dutch Shell. Angus held senior roles in exploration and subsurface covering a wide geography across Africa, South America, the Middle East and China including general manager exploration, Nigeria and regional vice president exploration for the Americas. After joining Tullow in 2006, Angus headed up the exploration leadership team that discovered significant resources for Tullow in Ghana, Uganda and Kenya. Angus holds a BSc (Hons) Geology from Dundee University and a PhD in Structural Geology from Queens University, Belfast.

Current external roles

Angus is currently senior independent non-executive director of Providence Resources plc, an Irish oil and gas exploration company. Angus also serves on the advisory board of the Energy and Geoscience Institute, University of Utah, which conducts scientific research projects for the global energy industry.