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Wentworth Resources PLC
21 July 2021



21 July 2021

("Wentworth" or the "Company")

Appointment of Independent Non-Executive Director

Wentworth (AIM: WEN), the independent, Tanzania-focused natural gas production company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Juliet Rugeiyamu Kairuki as an Independent Non-Executive Director, with immediate effect.

Ms. Kairuki is a qualified lawyer, having completed her Bachelor of Law at the University of Dar es Salaam and Masters of Law degree at the University of Cape Town. Ms. Kairuki brings extensive public and private sector experience in Tanzania and Sub-Saharan Africa throughout her time at The Banking Association South Africa and Tanzania Investment Centre as well as various consulting roles for Finsys, Tanzania Bankers Association and the Central Bank of Seychelles, amongst others. Ms. Kairuki is a member of the Institute of Directors in South Africa. She recently served as Non-Executive Director on the Board of Dar es Salaam Corridor Group.

With over fifteen years of experience in strategic leadership, institutional development, governance, project execution and stakeholder management, Ms Kairuki's practice ranges from banking, financial market infrastructure, public private partnerships and investment.

Katherine Roe, CEO, commented:

"We are delighted to welcome Juliet to the Wentworth Board. With an impressive track record in the public and private sector in Tanzania and elsewhere in Africa, her regional expertise on strategy, regulation and financing will bring further depth and expertise as we continue to show our ongoing commitment to and investment in Tanzania. It's an exciting time for the country as it looks to accelerate its growth following the global pandemic. We are committed to being a critical part of its story."

Juliet Kairuki, incoming Independent Non-Executive Director, commented:

"Working with companies that play a positive and impactful role on African lives and livelihoods has always inspired me in my professional career. I am excited to work with Wentworth as the Company empowers people with energy and creates shared value to improve the lives of Tanzanian citizens, including women and youth. Through a focus on long-term sustainable growth, responsible environmental performance and good governance, I look forward to working closely with my fellow Board members to grow the business. Together we will work to empower local communities to thrive while ensuring adherence to Tanzanian legislation and maintaining strong corporate governance principles."




Wentworth Resources


Katherine Roe,
Chief Executive Officer
+44 (0) 7841 087 230


Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited

AIM Nominated Advisor and Joint Broker 
Callum Stewart
Ashton Clanfield
Simon Mensley

+44 (0) 20 7710 7600


Peel Hunt LLP


Joint Broker 
Richard Crichton
Alexander Allen


+44 (0) 20 7418 8900

FTI Consulting

Communications Advisor 
Sara Powell                               

Ben Brewerton


+44 (0) 20 3727 1000

Juliet Rugeiyamu Kairuki

Juliet Rugeiyamu Kairuki (previous names: Juliet Kokutensa Rugeiyamu, Juliet Rugeiyamu, Juliet Kokutensa Kairuki, Juliet Kairuki), aged 46, has held the following directorships and/or partnerships in the past five years:


Current Directorships/Partnerships

Previous Directorships/Partnerships

Finsys Limited

Dar es Salaam Corridor Group

KMMJ Trading CC


Tensa Capital Limited


Save for the above, there is no further information required to be disclosed under paragraph (g) of Schedule Two of the AIM Rules for Companies, with respect to the appointment of Ms Juliet Kairuki.

About Wentworth Resources

Wentworth Resources plc (AIM: WEN) is a leading, domestic natural gas producer in Tanzania with a core producing asset at Mnazi Bay in the onshore Rovuma Basin in Southern Tanzania. The power demand base in-country is growing and with an ambitious universal energy access target set by the Government for 2030, Wentworth has a vital role to play in increasing access by ensuring a reliable, affordable and growing supply of natural gas into the local market. In 2019, Wentworth launched its sustainable dividend policy and remains committed to responsible growth that maintains returns for shareholders.



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