Appointment of non-executive director and deputy chairman Miriam Maes

Investor news

Published: 17 October

Author: Alan O’Brien

Type: Investor news

Year: 2012

Sabien Technology Group plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Miriam Maes as a non-executive director and deputy chairman with immediate effect. 

Miriam has worked in the energy sector since 2002, initially as a Member of Texas Utilities’ (TXU) European Executive and subsequently as COO of EDF Energy’s non-regulated Distribution Networks business.

In 2007, Miriam became CEO of Foresee, The Climate Change Consulting Company. Foresee is providing expert advice on energy related strategies, energy efficiency, de-centralised energy and funding of energy projects. Foresee’s clients include major FTSE 250 private sector companies as well as public sector organisations.

In 2010, Miriam was appointed as Delivery Advisor to the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and as a Member of the Ministerial Working Group on Energy Efficiency for the Public Sector.  Subsequently, Miriam was Advisor to the new Energy Efficiency Deployment Office in the DECC until March 2012, providing expert advice on Energy Efficiency issues.

Miriam is currently a Non Executive Director of the Euronext listed and BELPEX company ELIA Group (Belgium), the Belgian and part German Transmission and Distribution System Operator, and of Assystem (France) an international Energy, Automotive and Aerospace Engineering company, listed on NYSE Euronext.

Miriam is also a Non Resident Climate and Energy Program Fellow of the prominent Think-Tank, The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), with a particular remit on Energy Efficiency, Decentralised Energy and Transmission/ Distribution Networks as part of GMF’s Energy Transition Forum.

It is proposed to appoint Miriam as Chairman of the Board upon Dr Clive Morton’s retirement from that position at the Annual General Meeting to be held in November 2012.

Commenting on the appointment, Dr. Clive Morton, Non-Executive Chairman of Sabien Technology Group plc, said:

“I’m delighted to welcome Miriam to the Board as a non-executive director and deputy chairman. Her experience at senior management and director level in multinational organisations will be of immense value to Sabien in the years to come.  I am particularly delighted that she has agreed to take over as Chairman of the Board when I retire at the next Annual General Meeting.”

Commenting on the appointment, Alan O’Brien, CEO of Sabien Technology Group plc, said:

“I’m thrilled that Miriam is joining our Board. Miriam’s experience and her track record within the energy efficiency environment will be of inestimable value to Sabien. On behalf of the executive team, I welcome her to the Board.”

Save for the disclosures above and below, there are no further disclosures to be made in accordance with Rule 17 and Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules.

Current directorships: Past directorships:
ELIA GroupDalkiaUK
AssystemMetronet
Foresee Ltd.A number of EDF Energy companies
Foresee Solutions
Foresee, the Climate Change Consulting Company Powerlink