Frederick Bendle Chairman & CFO

Fred Bendle was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman in April 2012 and assumed executive responsibility as CFO in January 2021

Fred Bendle was appointed as Non-executive Chairman in April 2012. Fred has most recently been CEO of HG Storage Group (a Glencore HNA joint venture) and before that he was for 5 years, Chief Financial Officer of Singapore listed “Chemoil”.

Prior to these appointments Fred was Chief Executive Officer of Indian listed “ Calsoft” and a Director of Chemoil-Adani Pte. Ltd.

Fred has held a number of other senior roles over a 40 year career including Project Director for the multi-billion dollar “Cartagena Refinery Expansion Project” in Colombia; CFO of the Fujairah Refinery Company in the UAE and Finance Manager of the Lisichansk Refinery in Ukraine.

He also represented Glencore in the multi-billion dollar acquisition and management of oil production assets in Russia and West Africa. Prior to Glencore, he spent three years with Kuwait Petroleum Limited as CFO of oil exploration and production operations in Egypt and Tunisia and prior to that, was for 3 years CFO of a London listed oil exploration company and for 6 years CFO of a Canadian listed oil services group.

Fred is a graduate in Law and has been a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales since 1982.