Les Wood

Chief Financial Officer

Executive Director

Les Wood (age 56, British) was appointed to the Board of Directors in June 2017 after acting as Interim CFO for six months.

Key strengths

Upstream business, corporate finance, accounting and audit, business development, risk management, executive leadership, investor and government relations.


Les brings considerable financial and commercial expertise to Tullow, including major M&A delivery, joining in 2014 as Vice President Commercial & Finance after a 28-year career at BP plc. Les held a number of senior roles including Chief Financial Officer for BP Canada and BP Middle East as well as Global Head of Business Development. After joining Tullow, Les has been instrumental in driving a new performance culture and cost discipline as well as improving the balance sheet to position the business for growth. Les holds a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry from Herriot Watt University, Edinburgh, and an MSc in Inorganic Chemistry from Aberdeen University.

Current external roles