Sam Laidlaw has significant international experience in the oil and gas industry.
Sam is a Founder and Executive Chairman of Neptune Energy Group, an international oil and gas exploration and production company set up in 2015, and financed by private equity.
Previously, Sam was CEO of Centrica Plc, Britain’s largest energy provider, where he re-organised the company to increase efficiency and competitiveness. Other previous roles include Executive Vice President of Chevron Corporation; Non-Executive Director of Hanson PLC; Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Oil plc; and President and Chief Operating Officer of Amerada Hess Corporation.
A qualified solicitor with an MBA from INSEAD, Sam currently holds a number of Non-Executive roles including Non-Executive Director of HSBC Holdings and RioTinto. He is also the Chairman of the National Centre for Universities and Business, and Chairman of the UK Council for INSEAD.
Sam has been a member of the UK Prime Minister's Business Advisory Group and a Senior Director of the UK Department of Transport.