Wentworth, the independent, East Africa-focused oil and gas company, said it has appointed Katherine Roe as the chief financial officer (CFO) of the company, effective 1 April 2018.
The announcement comes after the Oslo Stock Exchange and AIM listed company reveals plans to relocate its head office to London from Calgary, Canada and establish an executive management team based in London.
Katherine Louise Margiad Roe (40) has been vice president corporate development and investor relations for the company since 2014 and has nearly 20 years of senior corporate and capital markets experience, the company said in a statement.
Prior to joining Wentworth, Roe worked at Panmure Gordon and Morgan Stanley’s investment banking divisions. She is a non-executive director of AIM quoted IDE Group Holdings plc, where she chairs the Audit Committee. She is also a director of Roe Resources Limited.
Lance Mierendorf will remain in the CFO role until 31 March 2018 to ensure the coordination of an efficient and orderly handover to Roe.
“I would like to welcome Katherine as our new CFO; her experience in the UK market and ingrained knowledge of our business is essential as we welcome our new CEO, Eskil Jersing, and realign the business with our asset base and shareholders,” said Bob McBean, executive chairman.
Roe holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Bristol, England.