Providence Resources appoints new non-executive chairman
Mr. Plunkett was non-executive chairman of Tullow Oil Plc from 2000 to 2011. He is currently executive chairman of T5 Oil and Gas Ltd, a private company he founded in 2013 and which is focused on acquiring oil and gas assets in Africa and the Middle East.
Mr. Plunkett has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services sector. He was a founding partner of the Riada & Co stockbroking and corporate finance businesses and following their acquisition by ABN AMRO NV, he continued to manage these businesses until 1998.
He is a former director of the Irish Stock Exchange.
Mr. Plunkett will replace James McCarthy, (non-executive Chairman of Providence from May 26, 2015 to October 1, 2016), who will step down as non-executive Chairman but has agreed to stay on as a non-executive Director.
The Company also announces that Phil Nolan has announced his intention to retire from the board with effect from October 1, 2016 due to other business commitments.
Mr. Nolan has served as a non-executive Director of the Company since 2004. ■
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