Enterprise Oil, the UK’s largest independent exploration and
production company, has appointed new PR and investor relations heads
after an internal reshuffle caused by the collapse in oil prices.
Enterprise was earlier this year involved in cost-driven merger talks
with its closest independent rival, Lasmo, which were later
PR manager Patrick d’Ancona has been promoted to become Enterprise’s PR
head, while UK commercial manager Peter Reilly becomes IR head. They
both report to CEO Pierre Jungels.
In a parallel move, IR and PR have been brought together in an
overarching communications division.
D’Ancona replaces corporate affairs director Ray Dafter, who has held
the post for nine years and was one of the company’s 80 voluntary
D’Ancona takes over Dafter’s remit, which covers PR and public
Meanwhile, Reilly steps into the shoes of Peter Thomas, who, as group
treasurer, handled investor relations. That element of Thomas’s role has
been farmed out to Reilly, who will operate as a one-person unit within
the communication team.
Thomas will liaise with Enterprise’s only retainer-based agency,