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Simec Atlantis makes directorate changes

Global developer of sustainable energy projects Simec Atlantis Energy has appointed a new non-executive director, and a special adviser to the company’s board of directors.

Duncan Black has been appointed as a non-executive director with immediate effect, and Stephen Hodges as special adviser to the Atlantis board of directors.

The company has also confirmed that Ian Wakelin has stepped down from his non-executive board position.

Black brings experience in leading investment groups, advisory firms and power companies within the UK, Asia and Australia, according to Atlantis.

Having previously held the position of CFO of Atlantis, and a NED of the Board up until 2018,  Black has a deep understanding of the company, while  his contacts and knowledge of the Asian power and infrastructure markets will allow Atlantis to pursue expansion opportunities presented by its project partners in Japan and South Korea, the company said.

Duncan will also take up the position of chair of the Audit Committee, a committee on which he served previously, and a member of the Nomination Committee.

John Neill, chairman of Simec Atlantis, said: “Duncan is an exceptional candidate with extensive knowledge of Atlantis, and we are all looking forward to working with him to establish Atlantis as a global leader in sustainable power generation. Further, we are delighted that Stephen has agreed to join the Atlantis team as a Special Advisor.

“I know that his extensive industry and technical knowledge will be a very valuable resource for the Company to draw on as we seek to deliver our flagship Uskmouth conversion project and build out our fleet of fuel production plants across the UK“.