Amerisur Resources appoints Chris Jenkins to its Board as Independent Non-Executive Director

– UK, St. Mellons – Amerisur Resources Plc (AIM:AMER), the oil and gas producer and explorer focused on South America, is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher (Chris) Jenkins, as an Independent Non-executive Director with immediate effect.

Mr Jenkins, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, was a partner for more than 20 years in KPMG’s London office, during a 30 year career with the firm. He was lead audit partner for six FTSE-100 companies. At KPMG he fulfilled various leadership roles in the global Energy and Natural Resources practice including UK Head of ENR and, in the global ENR team, initially head of audit, and then EMA regional chairman.

Mr Jenkins continues to work with KPMG as a consultant. He is also an independent member of the Audit Committee at UKTI, the department of HM Government responsible for promoting exports and inward investment.

Mr Jenkins will Chair the Audit Committee.

Giles Clarke, Chairman of Amerisur, said: “I am delighted to welcome Chris Jenkins to the Board as an Independent Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee, which is wholly comprised of independent non-executive directors. Chris has a wealth of experience in the audit industry, auditing numerous natural resource, energy and industrial clients with globally diverse portfolios. I would like to thank Nigel Luson for his interim chairing of the Audit Committee.

“Chris’s appointment represents another step in Amerisur’s commitment to further strengthen its corporate governance.”

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