Brown was previously chief financial officer or finance director for a number of London-listed companies in the oil and gas sector – including Gulf Marine Services PLC, Bowleven PLC and Pittencrieff Resources PLC.
After joining the board, Brown will chair San Leon’s audit and risk committee and will be added to the nomination and remuneration committees.
“We are delighted to welcome John to San Leon. His combination of oil and gas and financial experience will be invaluable to us as we continue to seek to grow San Leon’s operations,” said chief executive Oisin Fanning.
Brown’s appointment comes as the company seeks to rebalance the number of executive directors and non-executive directors on the board. Alongside Brown’s addition, the company noted that Alan Campbell will step down as director of commercial and business development.
“I am also grateful to Alan for stepping down from his board role at this time as part of our corporate governance restructuring,” said Fanning.”Alan has been a key figure in the transformation and growth of the company. He remains a core part of the team.”
Campbell remains a member of the executive management team and continues his role leading the company’s commercial and business operations.