Simon Thomson

Simon Thomson


CEO
Capricorn Energy

Simon has more than twenty five years’ experience in the international oil and gas industry, and has been Chief Executive Officer of the business since 2011. Simon joined the company in 1995 and held several senior roles. He was appointed to the Board as Legal and Commercial Director in 2006, before his appointment as Chief Executive. Simon was heavily involved in driving the growth of the business through delivery of a twenty-year investment programme of flagship projects across South Asia. Capricorn’s current activities are focused on Egypt, the UK, West Africa and Latin America.

Simon is also a Non-Executive Director of Graham’s, a third-generation family dairy business and is on the Board of the Edinburgh Arts Festival, which is a platform for the visual arts at the heart of Edinburgh’s world-renowned August festivals. He holds an Honours Law Degree from Aberdeen University and a Diploma in Legal Practice from Glasgow University.

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