Mrs McAteer joined Ithaca Energy as Legal and HR Director (since renamed General Manager, Legal and Business Affairs) in February 2020 and has over 25 years' of experience in the oil and gas sector. Mrs McAteer previously held senior leadership and legal manager/corporate and commercial roles with major operators and independents covering matters in the UKCS and internationally. For the previous eight years Mrs McAteer was Legal Manager and on the leadership team at Premier Oil. Prior to this she occupied legal roles for Dana Petroleum plc, Elf Exploration and TotalEnergies. Mrs McAteer holds a law degree from the University of Aberdeen and is dual qualified to practice in both Scotland and England.