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Hazer Group welcomes changes to board with CEO appointed managing director

The Hazer process enables the effective conversion of natural gas and similar methane feedstocks into hydrogen and high-quality graphite using iron ore as a process catalyst.
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Hazer is a technology development company undertaking commercialisation of the Hazer process

Hazer Group Ltd (ASX:HZR) has welcomed changes to its board including the appointment of chief executive officer Geoff Ward as managing director.

In addition, chief operating officer – mining services of Mineral Resources Limited (ASX:MIN) Mike Grey has been appointed a non-executive director of Hazer Group as Mineral Resources’ nominee.

READ: Hazer group granted its first Australian patent for Hazer process

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.”

READ: Hazer Group receives certification for second round of two Australian innovation patents

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.”

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