Term of office: Deputy chair of the Board of Equinor ASA since 1 July 2015. Franklin was also previously a member of the Board of Equinor from October 2007 until June 2013. Chair of the Board's Safety, Sustainability and Ethics Committee and member of the Board’s Audit Committee.
Year of birth: 1953
Other directorships: Non-executive chair of the Boards of Premier Oil plc, Cuadrilla Resources Holdings Limited, a privately held UK company focusing on unconventional energy sources and non-executive chairman of Energean Israel Ltd, a private company focused on gas development offshore Israel.
Board member of the private equity firm Kerogen Capital Ltd and the Aberdeen-based international engineering company Wood plc.
Number of shares in Equinor ASA: None (as of December 31, 2017)
Loans from Equinor ASA: None
Experience: Franklin has broad oil and gas experience from management positions in several countries, including positions with BP, Paladin Resources plc and Clyde Petroleum plc.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Southampton, UK.
Family relations: No family relations to other members of the Board, members of the Corporate Executive Committee or the Corporate Assembly.
Other matters: Franklin is a UK citizen and resident in the UK. In 2004, he was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for his work for the British oil and gas industry.