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. In 2012, Wogen Mining Industry and Trade Limited in Istanbul was incorporated for domestic trading in Turkey. In 2017, we established Wogen Resources America LLC in Cleveland, Ohio to focus on North American business. In early 2022, we ceased all activity in Russia having had a representative office in Moscow for many years. 

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, Allan Kerr and Jonathan Spence as Non-Executive Directors providing a wealth of experience from decades of Wogen’s history.

In recent years the company has focussed on the transition of knowledge from the older generation to the younger as the company prepares with gusto for the next 50 years. John Craig is Chief Executive Officer and Alex Williams is Managing Director Sales and Marketing both of whom are Directors of Sanctuary Partners Limited and Adam Greenwood as Company Secretary.  James Macfarlane is Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Wogen Group Limited.

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.

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.

James Macfarlane, Chief Financial Officer, joined Wogen in 2014 and is responsible for managing Wogen’s groupwide financial functions. James is a fellow of the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) and previously worked at Deloitte UK.