Buchanan Communications hires Merlin's Charles O'Brien in director role

Buchanan Communications has appointed Merlin's Charles O'Brien as a director of the agency's natural resources practice.

Senior partner and head of BNRP: Bobby Morse
Senior partner and head of BNRP: Bobby Morse
He joins from Merlin Financial, where he advised a range of natural resource companies, including FTSE100 listed Kazakhmys and FTSE250 listed Petropavlovsk, as well as non-UK listed industrials including Airbus and EADS.
He will report to Bobby Morse, senior partner and head of Buchanan Natural Resources Practice (BNRP).
Morse commented: ‘Our focus on specific sectors plays well to Charles' strengths as we continue to build on what has become the clear leader for quality growth companies in the natural resource arena. We look forward to working with Charles in consolidating our position in mining in particular, and to taking Buchanan on to its next level of development.’
O'Brien has also worked at KPMG in Dublin and ABN AMRO in Australia.
Buchanan currently advises fast growth mining companies including Centamin Egypt, Western Coal Corporation, Petra Diamonds, and Avocet Mining, through to oil and gas companies such as Hunting plc, Gulfsands Petroleum, Melrose Resources, and Nautical  Petroleum.

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