Senior Independent Non-Executive DirectorMr. Keith Nicholas Henry is Senior Independent NonExecutive Director of Sterling Energy PLC. He was appointed a nonexecutive Director of the Company in September 2009. He chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit and Nominations Committees. He has over 35 years of international business experience in the development ownership design and construction of major facilities worldwide. He was with Brown Root Limited for 23 years the last five of which were as Chief Executive responsible for Europe Africa and the FSU region. From 1995 to 1999 he was Chief Executive of National Power plc and then Chief Executive of Kvaerner Engineering and Construction Ltd until June 2003. Keith serves as Chairman of Regal Petroleum plc as well as serving as a nonexecutive Director and advisor to a number of companies in the engineering services and energy sectors. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.