Tethys Petroleum Appoints John Bell as Chairman

Central Asia-focused independent Tethys Petroleum reported Thursday that it has appointed John Bell as its new executive chairman.

Tethys said its executive committee now consists of John Bell, CEO Julian Hammond and CFO Denise Lay. The company also announced several other appointments to its audit, reserves and compensation committees.

Commenting on the appointments in a company statement, Hammond said:

"The appointment of John Bell as executive chairman significantly strengthens our executive team. John brings over 30 years' experience in the international energy sector and has significant board level and corporate governance experience having served as a director on several boards both private and listed. Denise Lay and I look forward to working closely with John and the other new non-executive directors to implement the board's strategy and bring value to shareholders."


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