Dr. David Bamford is a well known figure in the oil & gas industry, both as an explorer and geophysicist. In 2004 he was recruited as a non-executive director at Tullow Oil plc due to his vast knowledge and expertise in explorations.
He joined the board of Premier Oil in May 2014. He retired from BP plc in 2003, his last four positions consist of: Chief Geophysicist (1990-1995), Business Unit Leader (General Manager) for first West Africa and then Norway (1995-1999) and finally Head of Exploration until 2003.
He has served on the boards of Paras Ltd, a small exploration and IS/IT consulting company in which he held 22% equity, until its sale to RPS Energy in 2008 and Welltec a/s, a Danish well engineering company and as the nominee of the private equity investor Riverside.
From 2012 to 2013 he was on the board of ASX-quoted Australia Oriental Energy as a non-executive director. He was founder of Richmond Energy Partners, a small oil & gas sector, and has served as an adviser to Alliance Bernstein, Opus Executive, the Parkmead Group plc and Kimmeridge Energy LLP.
Since retiring from BP he has undertaken asset and company valuation projects for investment banks, hedge funds and small oil companies.