1 December 2011
URENCO confirmed the appointment of Dr John Hood as Chairman designate of the URENCO Group.
Dr Hood was previously the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford. He currently holds a Non-Executive Directorship at BG Group plc and is President and CEO of the Robertson Foundation. John Hood attended the University of Oxford from 1976 as a Rhodes Scholar to read Management Studies, having completed a PhD in Civil Engineering in New Zealand.
He subsequently pursued a successful business career, principally in the Fletcher Challenge group, prior to his appointment as Vice-Chancellor at the University of Auckland.
Dr Hood has chaired or served on many government, sporting, educational, business and community bodies, and currently holds several directorships.
URENCO welcomes Dr Hood, who will take up his appointment as from 1 January 2012 succeeding Mr Christopher Clark CBE, who is retiring from URENCO at the end of 2011 having served two consecutive three year terms since 2005. The Board and Management of the URENCO Group acknowledge Mr Clark’s significant contribution to the continued success of URENCO.
Notes to editors:
URENCO is an independent international and technology group with its head office based close to London, UK. With plants in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and in the US, it operates in a pivotal area of the nuclear fuel supply chain which enables the sustainable generation of electricity for consumers around the world.
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