Greenergy has announced that Tony Durrant, finance director of Premier Oil plc, will be appointed to the Board as non-executive director from October 11. He will chair the Greenergy Audit and Risk Committee.

Tony joined Premier Oil as finance director in June 2005. He started his career as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen before joining Lehman Brothers in London, initially as an oil sector analyst. He joined the investment banking division of Lehman in 1987 and from 1997 was a managing director and head of the European Natural Resources Group. In this role he managed both client relationships and numerous transactions for a variety of European and North American clients.

Paul Lester, chairman of Greenergy, commented: “Tony brings significant additional financial and industrial expertise to the Greenergy board, as well as rigour in corporate governance. We are delighted to have appointed a non-executive of his calibre and we look forward to working with him as we continue to deliver on our strategic goals.”