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Malcolm A H Brown

Senior Vice President, Exploration, BG Group plc

Geology BSc(Hons) 1976; HonDSc 2007

Malcolm Brown (Photo credit: Malcolm Brown)Malcolm has made his name in oil and gas exploration. After graduation and operational experience in Libya and Saudi Arabia, he completed a Petroleum Geology MSc at Imperial College London, and joined British Gas in 1982. His early experience was in the Southern North Sea, becoming Exploration Manager in 1988. Following roles with responsibility for West Africa and South America, eight years later, at the age of just 42, Malcolm was made Exploration Director with worldwide responsibilities.

Now Senior Vice President, Exploration, Malcolm has overseen 13 giant discoveries in 13 years on four continents, the most recent being the huge 'pre-salt' oil discoveries in the Santos Basin of Brazil. All these have helped position BG Group as a top 15 FTSE company and a leading player in the global energy market. In 2011, Malcolm received the Geological Society's Petroleum Group Silver Medal, which is presented to individuals with a geoscience background who have made outstanding contributions to the petroleum industry.

"Kingston was a fundamental part of my education and growing up. It provided me with an excellent foundation to build upon and also with friends for life."

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