New World Resources Plc (‘NWR’ or the ‘Company’) announces that Alyson Warhurst, has been nominated to join the Board of NWR (the ‘Board’) as an independent non-executive director and will be proposed by the Board for appointment by shareholders, at the Annual General Meeting on 26 April 2013.
Gareth Penny, Executive Chairman of NWR said: “We are delighted that Dr. Alyson Warhurst has accepted our proposal to join the Board. Dr. Warhurst has a remarkable expertise in the area of corporate social responsibility and non-financial risk identification and management. Through the appointment of Dr. Warhurst, we would also like to strengthen the number of Independent Directors on the Board.”
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Dr. Alyson Warhurst is CEO and founder of risk analysis and mapping company Maplecroft, which is a leading source of extra-financial risk intelligence. She enjoyed a successful academic career at the Universities of Sussex, Bath and Warwick where she was appointed Professor and Chair of Strategy and International Development and was recipient of several prestigious awards. In 2010, she retired and became an Honorary Professor at Warwick Business School. Dr. Warhurst is a regular advisor to the World Economic Forum and has also been a long time member of its faculty. She is on the Board of Trustees at Transparency International UK.
Dr. Warhurst comes from an academic background where she gained extensive expertise in the area of corporate responsibility and global risks, including political and societal risks and corporate reputation. She graduated in 1979 from the University of Bristol with a BSc in Geology. She also holds a MSc in Science, Technology and Industrialisation and a Doctorate from the University of Sussex.
Dr. Warhurst holds no directorship in any other publicly quoted company.
(British, 17th April, 1958)
New World Resources Plc is one of Central Europe’s leading hard coal and coke producers. NWR produces quality coking and thermal coal for the steel and energy sectors in Central Europe through its subsidiary OKD, the largest hard coal mining company in the Czech Republic. NWR's coke subsidiary OKK, is Europe's largest producer of foundry coke. NWR currently has several development projects in Poland and the Czech Republic, which form part of NWR's regional growth strategy.
In 2013 the Company announced a strategic outlook to reposition NWR into Europe’s leading miner and marketer of coking coal by 2017.
NWR is a FTSE 250 company, with listings in London, Prague and Warsaw.