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Premier Oil announces appointment of new chairman

Staff writer | London, United Kingdom | September 18, 2009
Premier OilPremier Oil has announced that Mike Welton has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Company. Sir David John, who has served as Chairman for 11 years, will retire effective October 15.
Mr. Welton is a chartered civil engineer and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Mr. Welton was appointed Chairman of Southern Water Services in January 2008 and also sits on the advisory board of Montrose Associates.

He is also a director of Morrison Utility Services and High Speed Two.

Mr. Welton was previously Chairman of Hanson plc, the Turkish/British Business Council and the UK Government’s Railway Sector Advisory Group.

He has also held the position of Chief Executive of the international engineering construction and services group Balfour Beatty plc. â– 

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