(Alliance News) - The following is a round-up of London-listed company director and manager changes announced on Wednesday and not separately reported by Alliance News:
Bank of Ireland Group PLC - Dublin-based lender - Patrick Haren to retire as deputy chairman & senior independent director on December 31 after nine years with the bank. Independent Non-Executive Director Richard Goulding to succeed Haren as deputy chair and senior independent director, having joined the board in 2017.
Arkle Resources PLC - gold and zinc projects in Ireland - Patrick Cullen steps down as chief executive officer immediately, with Non-Executive Chair John Teeling adding the role of acting CEO. Gavin Berkenheger, a technical advisor and former Arkle technical director, takes over day-to-day running of the two Arkle gold projects, while Teeling and Finance Director Jim Finn will run the zinc projects.
French Connection Group PLC - London-based fashion retailer - Robin Piggott to step down as independent non-executive director at August 26 board meeting "in order to focus on his other interests". Says the search for a replacement is underway.
Fidelity Japan Trust PLC - investor in Japanese companies with "growth at reasonable price" approach - Hires former Miton Group PLC chief executive David Barron as non-executive director from October 20. Prior to Miton, which Barron left in November, he was head of investment trusts at JP Morgan Asset Management.
Aseana Properties Ltd - property developer in Malaysia and Vietnam - Chair Gerald Ong steps down from the board after a year as chair and more than 10 years on board. Replaced as chair by non-independent non-executive director Nicholas Paris.
ADM Energy PLC - oil and gas investing with assets in Nigeria - Appoints Henry Bellingham as non-executive director with immediate effect. Bellingham is a former member of Parliament and Foreign Office minister for Africa, the UN, Caribbean, Overseas Territories & Conflict Issues. He was chair of Pathfinder Minerals PLC from 2014 until the beginning of July. Bellingham holds 50,000 ADM shares.
Star Phoenix Group Ltd - oilfield services business in Trinidad and oil & gas interest in Indonesia - Beijing Sibo Investment Management LP, a 17% shareholder, withdraws previous request for a shareholder meeting and submits new one instead. Still calls for removal of Chair Kerry Gu and Chief Operating Officer Lubing Liu but now proposes election of four new non-executive directors instead of two before. On Monday, Star Phoenix had received from 16.7% shareholder Thesolia Ltd a similar requisition for a general meeting, to remove YuFeng Meng as a director. YuFeng Meng is the nominee of Beijing Sibo and joined the board only in April. Meeting must be called within 21 days of the notices and held within two months, under Australian rules. Company says it is considering the validity of the notices.
By Tom Waite; email@example.com
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