Steve Lucas

Non-Executive Director

Non-executive Director

Steve Lucas (age 64, British) was appointed as a non-executive Director in March 2012. As announced in October 2019, Steve will step down from the Board following the conclusion of the Group’s 2020 AGM, after eight years with Tullow.

Key strengths

Upstream business, corporate finance, accounting and audit, risk management, executive and public company leadership and investor relations.


Steve brings significant financial and leadership experience in the energy and extractive industries to Tullow after a 40-year business career. Steve, a chartered accountant, most recently spent eight years as finance director of National Grid plc. Previously, he held senior financial positions during an 11-year career at Royal Dutch Shell and six years at BG Group plc, latterly as group treasurer. During this time Steve has also held non-executive directorships at the American oil and gas drilling company Transocean Ltd, the Compass Group plc and the Indian energy and power company Essar Energy. Steve holds a BA in Geology from Oxford University.

Current external roles

Steve is currently a non-executive director of Acacia Mining plc where he serves on the Audit, Remuneration and Nominations Committees. In addition, Steve is also chairman of mining company Ferrexpo plc where he chairs the Nominations Committee.