July 8, 2010
Po Valley Energy Limited (ASX: “PVE”) is pleased to announce the
following key appointments to its executive and technical teams:
Mr Giovanni Catalano has joined the Po Valley team as Deputy Chief
Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer. He is based in Rome. Mr
Catalano succeeds Mr Doug Colkin whose contract as Chief Operating
Officer was completed in June. The Board thanks Mr Colkin for his
contribution during his two years with Po Valley and welcomes Mr
Catalano to the executive team.
Mr. Catalano has had almost 30 years’ experience in the upstream oil and
gas industry. His most recent position was as Chief Executive Officer
of Mediterranean Oil & Gas plc in the UK and Italy. Prior to that,
he was Business Development Manager — Far East and lately North Africa
with Woodside Energy based in Perth. Prior to Woodside, Mr Catalano held
senior positions with ENI and LASMO International. He is member of
SEAPEX and AAPG and holds a masters degree in Geology from the
University of Ferrara.
The Company also announced that Ms Sara Edmonson has taken up the role
of Finance and Administration Manager. Ms Edmonson, who is fluent in
Italian, has over the past five years worked both in Italy and
internationally for Ernst & Young Transaction Advisory Services.
Over the years Sara has worked on numerous cross border transactions
including the European energy sector. She holds an MBA from the St
John’s University in New York.
“The appointment of Giovanni and Sara provides strong leadership in the
key operations and finance roles at Po Valley,” Po Valley’s Chief
Executive Officer, Mr Michael Masterman, said today.
Our technical team has been expanded with the appointment of Mr Giorgio
Bertuzzi, formerly with Eni, as Po Valley’s Exploration and New Projects
Manager, and Mr Christian Masini, formerly with Eni and Shell, as
Petroleum Engineer. Both Mr Bertuzzi and Mr Masini bring significant
line exploration and operations experience to the team.
“We now have a well balanced core technical team in place covering
geology, geophysics and reservoir engineering to drive our oil and gas
production and exploration activities forward” Mr Masterman said.
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