ADM Energy PLC (AIM: ADME; BER and FSE: P4JC), an oil and gas investing company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sir Henry Bellingham as Non-executive Director with immediate effect.
In a distinguished Parliamentary career of almost 40 years, Sir Henry held a number of senior positions including: Foreign Office Minister for Africa, The UN, Caribbean, Overseas Territories and Conflict Issues; Chairman of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy; Chairman of the All-Party Group on the Commonwealth; and the Prime Minister`s Trade Envoy to Libya. In 2016, Sir Henry was Knighted in the New Year Honours list for Parliamentary and political service.
In addition to his Parliamentary career, Sir Henry has held several non-executive roles on AIM companies and, until recently, was Non-executive Chairman of Pathfinder Minerals plc since 2014. Prior to entering Parliament, Sir Henry practised as a barrister having graduated from Magdalene College, Cambridge with a master’s degree in Law.
Peter Francis, Non-executive Chairman of ADM, said: “It is a great pleasure to welcome Sir Henry to ADM Energy, which further strengthens the Board following the appointment of Dr Stefan Liebing earlier this month. The addition of Sir Henry, with his high-ranking contacts and expertise in Africa, will be a great asset to ADM as we push forward our strategy to expand our investment portfolio across Nigeria and West Africa.”
On his appointment, Sir Henry Bellingham commented: “It is an exciting time to join ADM and work alongside an ambitious team determined to drive forward its expansion plans in West Africa. I have gained a great understanding of the region throughout my various roles in Parliament, including as a former Minister for Africa, and I look forward to supporting ADM as it enters the next stage of its development.”
Sir Henry Bellingham (65) is currently or has been a director of the following companies within the previous five years:
Alpha Litigation Funding Limited
Clifton Africa Limited
The Glencara Estate Company
The Eastern Africa Association
Global Law Summit Limited
Pontus Marine Limited
Pathfinder Minerals plc
Developing Markets Associates Ltd
Policy Research Unit Limited
Fresh Voice & Vision Ltd
Clifton Resources Limited
The Westminster Foundation for Democracy Limited
Sir Henry Bellingham was a non-executive director of Environmental Recycling Technologies plc (“ERT”) having joined the board of ERT on 27 February 2008. ERT was issued a public censure by the AIM Disciplinary Committee of the London Stock Exchange on 23 November 2009 for breaches of the AIM Rules between July 2007 and June 2008.
Sir Henry Bellingham holds an interest of 50,000 ordinary shares in the Company.
There is no further information required to be disclosed pursuant to Schedule Two, paragraph (g) of the AIM rules.
Source: ADM Energy