Changes to African Petroleum Board announced
The Board of African Petroleum Corporation Limited (NSX: AOQ) (“African Petroleum” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Dr David King will be joining the Board of African Petroleum as an independent non-executive director from 1 July 2013.
Dr King is a professional geoscientist and has over 30 years experience in oil and gas and other natural resources industries. He has co-founded, as well as held executive and non-executive board positions with, a number of successful ASX listed oil and gas exploration companies, including Eastern Star Gas Limited, Gas2Grid Limited and Sapex Limited. He is a Fellow at the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, and Australian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy and a Chartered Professional (Management). Dr King has an MSc in Geophysics from Imperial College, London, and a PhD in Seismology from the Australian National University, Canberra.
Dr King is currently non-executive Chairman of two ASX listed companies; gold exploration company Robust Resources Limited, and biotechnology research and development company, Cellmid Limited. He is also a non-executive director of ASX listed Republic Gold Limited, a gold exploration and development company with assets in Mozambique, and a Director of unlisted Shale Oil/Gas explorer Tamboran Resources. In a long corporate career, he has also served as Managing Director of ASX listed gold producer North Flinders Mines, and CEO of Oil/Gas producers Beach Petroleum and Claremont Petroleum.
The Company also advises that non-executive Director, Mr Alan Watling has tendered his resignation to take effect from 1 July 2013, to allow him to focus his attention on his other positions.
The Board would like to acknowledge and thank Mr Watling for the significant contribution he has made to the Company since his appointment in June 2010.
As announced on 3 May 2013, Non-Executive Deputy Chairman Mr Tony Sage has tendered his resignation effective from 30 June 2013 to allow him to focus his attention on his role as Executive Chairman of Cape Lambert Resources Limited (ASX: CFE) and a small number of other board positions.
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