Providence appoints new CFO

Oil and gas exploration and production company Providence Resources has today announced the appointment of Simon Brett as chief financial officer with immediate effect.

Brett previously held the position of group financial controller of Providence and has worked at the firm since 2008.

Prior to joining Providence, Brett held senior finance positions with Damovo Ireland Limited and Coca Cola Bottlers Ireland Limited.

Between 1996 and 2003, Brett worked in the UK for a number of multinational companies including Johnson Wax, Sega Europe Limited and US Can Corporation.

"Since joining us in 2008, Simon has proven to be a very effective manager of the Providence finance function and I am very pleased that he has taken up this new opportunity at what is a very exciting time of Providence’s corporate development," said chief executive officer Tony O’Reilly.

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