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22 July 1931 – 19 January 2007

In Memory of Derek Gordon Williams, Chairman, Westmount Energy Limited (November 1992 - January 2007) who died peacefully in Texas, aged 75.

A veteran in the Oil Industry, Derek was appointed to the Board of Charterhall PLC in 1965 and became chairman and chief executive in 1969, a position he held for seventeen years. Charterhall was a British independent oil company and a member of the consortium which discovered the North Sea producing Buchan Oilfield in 1974. Charterhall was active in the UK offshore and onshore areas in the USA, Canada and Australia with offices in London, Denver, Calgary and Melbourne. Derek retired as chief executive of Charterhall in July 1986, upon the change of control and left the board in July 1988. Upon leaving Charterhall he acted as an international petroleum consultant.

Derek founded Westmount Energy Limited in the early 1990’s and brought the company to AIM in 1995. He has worked tirelessly as chairman dedicated to get the maximum return on investments for shareholders and recently the company paid back £7,500,000 to shareholders with the successful sale of two of its investments.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Derek and his family, he was a pleasure to know, with an inspirational work ethic, and will be missed by all who knew him, but never forgotten.

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