David Bamford Chief Science & Technology Officer
areas of expertise
- Governance Expert
- Technology leader
- Oil exploration
An experienced, passionate explorer and geophysicist, David has spent more than 40 years in the oil and gas industry, including 23 at BP and 18 in consulting.
Having completed a physics degree at the University of Bristol as well as a PhD in Geological Sciences at the University of Birmingham, David’s particular interests focus is skills development, sub-surface problem solving, digitisation and the carbon agenda.
Throughout his career he has occupied high-level roles including working as a Non-Executive Director for Tullow Oil, which had exploration success in Uganda, Kenya and Ghana, and Non-Executive Director for Premier Oil, taking the organisation into Brazil and Mexico.
These experiences, as well as time spent as Global Head of Exploration for BP and as BP’s Chief Geophysicist, have all given David an in-depth knowledge of the oil and gas industry, its challenges, opportunities and how to maximise them.