Tullow Oil names Les Wood as finance chief

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June 20 (Reuters) - Africa-focused oil company Tullow Oil
Plc <TLW.L> said it had appointed Les Wood as its finance head,
after its Chief Financial Officer Ian Springett stepped down due
to ill health.
    Tullow, which has production assets in Ghana and exploration
acreage in Mauritania, Namibia and Zambia, named Wood, vice
president of finance and commercial, as interim chief financial
officer in January after Springett took an extended leave of
absence for medical treatment. [nL4N1EV2GM]
    Wood, who joined Tullow in 2014, previously spent 28 years
at BP Plc <BP.L>, including in regional CFO roles in Canada and
the Middle East. Springett, also an ex-BP regional finance head,
had been in Tullow's top finance job since 2008.

 (Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain in Bengaluru, editing by
Louise Heavens)
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