Board Members

Andrew Brennan (aged 66) - Chairman

Andy Brennan is a career banker having spent over 37 years with Bank of Ireland gaining extensive experience in the Bank’s Corporate and Private Client's Divisions. During this period he was one of four persons selected to launch Bank of Ireland Private Banking Division where he served 13 years prior to retiring as a Senior Lending Executive specialising in managing personal financial affairs of High Net Worth clients. Andy holds a Diploma in Applied Finance from the Irish Management Institute.

Following his retirement from Bank of Ireland, Andy served 5 years as Deputy Head, Private Clients with Merrion Capital, a Dublin based Stockbroking firm prior to taking up an appointment as a Non Executive Director of W. P. O'Reilly & Associates Limited, a Financial Services company founded in 1984. He is also a diector of Cooch 1095 Limited


Don Nicolson, aged 52, - Deputy Chairman

Don Nicolson has spent all his career in the energy sector. He worked for 26 years with BP where he managed large scale oil and gas businesses in the North Sea, the United States and Canada as well as holding senior roles in BP's Global headquarters in London. Key roles within BP included Chief of Staff for BP Exploration and Production and Director and Business Unit Leader for BP North Sea. From 2008 to 2011, Don was CEO of Scottish Resources Group, which owns Scottish Coal, the UK's largest open cast mining coal company and second largest coal producer. Don is currently involved in various entrepreneurial ventures in the broader energy sector, in addition to fulfilling the role as Deputy Chairman on the SNR board, where he will assist in the development and direction of SNR as the company grows and expands, in service of various markets.


Gabriel Ruhan – CEO

Gabriel Ruhan has been nominated by Seabreeze Enterprises Limited to join the Board of SNR as their representative director, further details of which were announced by SNR on 07 March 2012. Mr Ruhan is an experienced entrepreneur who has previously served as COO of Navisite Inc, a Nasdaq listed company, where he lead the integration of 8 separate company acquisitions. Mr Ruhan is currently CEO of Global Marine Systems Ltd and a Director at Bridgehouse Capital, a private offshore fund where he occupies positions on the boards of various companies in which Bridgehouse Capital has investments.

 

Richard Henry Ringrose Latham, aged 68, Non-Executive Director

Richard Latham was appointed Chairman of Northern Petroleum Plc in 1999 and his career has been closely tied to the energy industry. He holds a MBA degree from Cranfield University and has spent most of his working life in the City - initially as an investment manager and for 27 years with companies in the upstream oil and gas industry. He was formerly deputy chairman of Aberdeen Petroleum Plc, chairman and managing director of Claremount Oil and Gas Limited and a non-executive director of Atlantis Resources Limited, a company listed on the London and Toronto stock exchanges.

As Chairman, Richard will Chair the Board of Directors and ensure that they provide proper direction and leadership. He will ensure compliance with the rules of the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange. He will also Chair the remuneration committee.

Robert Myles Randal MacDonnell M.S.I, (Randal), aged 71, Non-Executive Independent Director

Randal MacDonnell was a Partner of Laurie Milbank & Co Stockbrokers, stockbroker partnership for 16 years until it was taken over by Chase Manhattan Bank (subsequently JPMorgan Chase & Co.) in 1985. He was head of the institutional equity department raising money for underwritings, placings and rights issues, as well as conducting normal stock exchange business. In 1986 he was appointed a Director of Chase Manhattan Securities Limited where he remained for four years. He subsequently became a director of Credit Lyonnais Securities Limited and in 1994 was appointed a Director of Kleinwort Benson Securities Limited primarily dealing with small companies. Prior to becoming a member of the London Stock Exchange in 1965 he was commissioned in the 9th/12th Royal Lancers. He is currently a non-executive director of PipeHawk plc.

He is the senior independent Non-Executive Director; principally his role is to ensure that all shareholders are treated fairly and honestly by the Board.