The Board of Independent Resources has appointed Owain Franks as Commercial Director.
Owain has been working with IRG for over a year as Commercial Director. Previously Owain was a partner in PwC in the UK for 21 years. As well as having been a member of PwC's Management Board, he specialised for many years in the Oil and Gas Industry using his role as Managing Partner of the firm's Human Resource Consulting practice to bring specialist services to broad based client problems.
During his tenure at PwC, he also provided specialist tax advice to UK and overseas clients on structuring and execution of domestic and cross-border transactions.
Since retiring from PwC, Owain has continued to build on his substantial experience in the Oil and Gas industry. He was previously Senior Adviser to the Board of Dana Petroleum plc and is currently a non-executive director and was previously Chief Financial Officer of Warrego Energy Limited; a private company focused on an unconventional gas field development in Western Australia.