Touchstone Exploration Inc. has announced the appointment of Ms. Beverley Smith to Touchstone’s Board
of Directors (the "Board") as of December 22, 2020. Ms. Smith will also serve on the Board's Compensation
and Governance Committee and on the Health, Safety, Environment and Reserves Committee.
Ms. Smith is a chartered geologist and an accomplished business leader with over thirty years of experience
in the oil and gas sector, having delivered a portfolio of achievements in a successful international career
with BG Group, as Vice President Exploration and Growth for Europe and most recently as Interim Chief
Executive Officer of Hurricane Energy plc. Ms. Smith has a background in development and production
geology and subsurface management, notably in Trinidad (Hibiscus, Poinsettia and Ixora fields), Tunisia
(Hasdrubal field) and various operated developments in the United Kingdom including Mercury, Neptune,
Minerva, Apollo, Fleming, Drake and Jackdaw fields as well as other non-operated developments. Ms.
Smith brings further corporate governance expertise to the Board with a proven track record of improving
risk management capabilities, safety frameworks, and ensuring accountability and transparency. Ms. Smith
is an independent non-executive director at Hurricane Energy plc and the President of The Petroleum
Exploration Society of Great Britain. Ms. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in geology and a Master
of Science degree in petroleum geology.
John D. Wright, Chairman of the Board, commented, “We are delighted that Beverley has joined the Board.
Her expertise in international oil and gas, specifically her background in Trinidad, will be instrumental as
we continue to explore and develop the Ortoire block.”