Afren plc has announced the appointment of Iain McLaren as a Non-executive Director of the Company.
Iain McLaren will join the Audit and Risk Committee, and eventually become its Chairman.
A chartered accountant, McLaren has over forty years’ experience working in international financial markets, accounting and auditing as well as the oil and gas industry. He currently serves as a Non-executive Director of Cairn Energy Plc, Chairman of Investors Capital Trust Plc, Non-executive Director of Baillie Gifford Shin Nippon Plc, Edinburgh Dragon Plc, Ecofin Water & Power Opportunities Plc and Mitra Energy Limited.
McLaren is a past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and has a BA in Accountancy & Finance from Heriot-Watt University. He also serves as Governor of St Columba’s Hospice and Deputy Chair of Court of Heriot-Watt University.
Egbert Imomoh, Chairman of Afren, said: “On behalf of the Directors of Afren, I am delighted to welcome Iain McLaren to the Board. Mr McLaren brings extensive financial accounting and capital markets experience having held senior leadership positions in both the finance and energy sectors. His experience will be particularly valuable as Afren embarks on its next phase of growth and I look forward to working with him.”