Corporate Governance

Since the early 1970’s Wogen has conducted its business through Wogen Resources Ltd (based in London) and Wogen Pacific Ltd (based in Hong Kong). In the mid 2000’s we set up a Chinese wholly- owned subsidiary, Wogen Metal Commercial (Shanghai) Limited with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou which conducts domestic trade in China in RMB – something still not many foreign companies can do. In 2009, Wogen Resources South Africa Ltd was incorporated as a trading company in order to purchase raw materials from the region. For decades Wogen has had a representative office in Moscow and more recently (in December 2011), our Russian domestic trading company ‘Wogen Metals LLC’ was incorporated, advantageously equipped to buy and sell in local currency. In June 2012, Wogen Mining Industry and Trade Limited in Istanbul was incorporated for domestic trading in Turkey.

Whilst Wogen Resources and Wogen Pacific are our flagship trading companies, the ultimate holding company and supervisory board is Sanctuary Partners Ltd with Peter Watkins as Chairman and Allan Kerr and Tony Shearer as Non-Executive Directors providing a wealth of experience from decades of Wogen’s history.

The last three years in particular has seen the company focus on the transition of knowledge from the older generation to the younger as the company prepares with gusto for the years ahead. John Craig has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Damian Brousse as Managing Director Trading and Alex Williams as Managing Director Sales and Marketing all of whom are Directors of Sanctuary Partners Limited and Adam Greenwood as Company Secretary.

Wogen Management

John Craig, Chief Executive Officer, joined Wogen in February 2015 having a background in Banking, FX and Funds with extensive experience in Finance and Operations. John is an MBA graduate of Imperial College, London.

Damian Brousse, Managing Director Global Trading, joined Wogen in 1991 in the trading team and has traded nearly all of the metals and minerals that Wogen has been involved with.

Alex Williams, Managing Director Sales and Marketing, has extensive experience of Wogen’s trading operations having lived in China and London and is now resident in Hong Kong where he focusses on the sales and marketing activities of the Group.

Adam Greenwood, Company Secretary, joined Wogen in 2006 in the Finance function and has taken on the Company Secretarial role for the Group.