Hazer chairman Tim Goldsmith said: “I am delighted that Geoff Ward has joined the board of Hazer to serve as manging director – our technology and operations are continuing to progress well, strongly supported by the recent heightened focus on hydrogen and the role it can play in supplying clean energy.
“We have a clear plan for Hazer and are working with great discipline to deliver the milestones that will demonstrate the value of our technology.”
Ward said: “I am delighted to join the board of Hazer Group at this exciting time in the company’s development – there is significant domestic and international interest in hydrogen as a key component of a low-emission, low-cost, reliable energy system of the future.”
Following the departure from his role as executive general manager of corporate development at Mineral Resources, Simon Rushton has resigned as that company's nominee to Hazer's board.
Goldsmith added: “We would like to thank Simon Rushston for his significant contribution to Hazer during his time as a non-executive director and wish him all the best in his new endeavours after leaving Mineral Resources – he played a valuable role in supporting Hazer’s development and strategy over the last 12 months.”