Gulf Keystone has appointed General the Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank, GCB LVO OBE DL, as a Non-Executive Director.
Lord Charles Ronald Llewelyn Guthrie, 72, served in the British Army from 1957 to 2001. From 1997 to 2001 he was Chief of the Defence Staff and the Principal Military Adviser to two Prime Ministers and three Secretaries of State for Defence.
He was Director of NM Rothschild & Sons Limited from 2001 to 2011 and is currently a Director of Sciens Capital (US), Colt Defense (US), Petropavlosk plc. He is a Council Member of The International Institute of Strategic Studies; a Visiting Professor and Honorary Fellow of King's College London University and Chairman of the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives.
He is President of The Army Benevolent Fund; Action Research; Federation of London Youth Clubs and a Governor of The Charterhouse, Clerkenwell. He is a Board Member of the Moscow School of Political Studies.
He was, for ten years, Colonel Commandant of the Intelligence Corps and is currently Colonel of The Life Guards, Gold Stick to The Queen and was Colonel Commandant of the SAS from 2001 to 2010.
Commenting on today's appointment, Todd Kozel, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said:
"As we set about the further strengthening of our Board, we are delighted to welcome Lord Guthrie to Gulf Keystone as a Non-Executive Director. He brings a wealth of experience to the company, honed over a long and distinguished career in which he has worked at the highest levels of strategy and policy development, both in the UK and abroad. We greatly look forward to his positive contribution to Gulf Keystone as we continue to capture the value of our world class acreage in Kurdistan."