Mike Daly

Non-Executive Director

Non-executive Director

Mike Daly (age 65, British) was appointed as a non-executive Director in June 2014.

Key strengths

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


Mike brings significant upstream experience to Tullow from a 40-year career in the oil and gas business. Mike spent 28 years at BP plc where he held a number of senior executive and functional roles within the exploration and production division across Europe, South America, the Middle East and Asia, including eight years as head of exploration and new business development. He also served on BP’s executive team as executive vice president exploration, accountable for the leadership of BP’s access, exploration. Mike was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Arctic and was on the board of the British Geological Survey. He remains a visiting Professor at the Department of Earth Sciences at Oxford University. He holds a BSc in Geology from Aberystwyth University and a PhD in Geology from Leeds University. Mike is also a graduate of the Program for Management Development, Harvard Business School, and in 2014 was awarded The Geological Society of London’s Petroleum Group Medal.

Current external roles

Non-executive director of Compagnie Générale de Géophysique, a global provider of geoscience and geophysical services to the oil and gas industry, where he is chair of the Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainable Development Committee.