Lord David Owen
Lord David Owen joined the Hyperdynamics Board of Directors in September 2009.
Lord Owen served as Chairman of Yukos International U.K. B.V, part of the Russian oil company Yukos, from 2002 until 2005. He also served as Executive Chairman of Global Natural Energy Ltd, a metals trading company with interests in service stations in the U.K., from 1996 to 2006. Currently, he serves as non-executive Chairman of Europe Steel Ltd, and a Director of Abbott Laboratories Inc. Lord Owen served as a member of the Advisory Board of Terra Firma Capital Partners from 2004 to 2008.
For 26 years, Lord Owen was a member of the British Parliament and since 1992 a member of the House of Lords. In his last position with the British government, he was Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs from 1977 to 1979. During that time, he was heavily involved in diplomatic activity in both south and west Africa.
Lord Owen was the opposition Labor Party spokesman on energy from 1979 until 1981. He co-founded the British Social Democratic Party in 1981 and served as its leader from 1983 until 1990.
He attended Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, where he studied medicine, and subsequently specialized in neurology at St. Thomas's Hospital in London.