Posted Thursday December 11th, 2014, 2:37 pm
The Board of Directors of Hafren Scientific Ltd (the ‘Company’) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Carol Bell as Non-Executive Chairman with effect from the 1st December 2014, Dr Bell will succeed Dr Tim Pearce (acting Chairman).
Dr Bell read Natural Sciences before starting her career in oil and gas industry and moving into investment banking where she held senior posts at JP Morgan and the Chase Manhattan Bank oil industry finance. Dr Bell also has considerable board experience serving as a Non-Executive Director in a number of companies in the oil and gas industry. She currently serves on the board of Salamander Energy plc and Petroleum Geo-Services ASA, having previously been a board member at Hardy Oil and Gas plc, Det norske oljeselskap ASA and Caracal Energy Inc. She is also a member of the Welsh Government Energy and Environment Sector Panel and serves on the board of Finance Wales.
Commenting, Dr Pearce said, ‘I am delighted that the Board has appointed Carol Bell to succeed me as Chairman. She has a distinguished track record in the oil industry and as an international businesswoman and she is the ideal person to chair the Board through our ambitious agenda.’
Dr Bell commented ‘The oil and gas industry is constantly having to develop new scientific techniques to improve the chance of finding and developing new resources around the world. I am very pleased to have the chance to work with innovative scientists, based in Wales, that are building an international reputation in this field.’
The Board of Hafren Scientific Group is saddened to announce the death of our Chairman Nicholas Bankes on the 12th April 2014.
Posted Monday May 12th, 2014, 12:06 pm
Nick was involved with the Group for over 8 years as a non-executive director and more recently as Chairman. He was a valued and respected member of our team who contributed to the company in many ways. He will be greatly missed.
On a professional level he helped the Group considerably by steering us through some challenging times and assisted in planning our next and more ambitious steps toward establishing Hafren as a global presence. In addition to his professional achievements he was always thoughtful, approachable and inclusive towards his board colleagues and our junior staff alike. Nick was an accomplished networker and had a unique ability to arrange the ‘jigsaw pieces’ of business together to form a viable strategic pathway. He also had a unique talent to put people at their ease and after an intense day he could relax and entertain staff and visitors alike with stories of the steel industry, visits to China or of characters from the City.
On a personal level he was an honourable and thoughtful man, and a good friend and confidant. On behalf of the Board and all the staff in the Group, I would like to extend our deepest sympathises to his wife Sheri and his family.
Managing Director – Hafren Scientific Group
Posted Thursday January 9th, 2014, 3:24 pm
Following a very successful year we have just released our 2013 accounts, to download a copy please click on the link.