Dr Roy Bichan
Joined the Robertson Group in North Wales in 1968 and played a major role in this company’s rapid expansion as a worldwide service company to oil, gas and mineral exploration and production as well as services to the environment. One of the senior team members in securing a full listing for the Group’s shares on the London Stock Exchange in 1984. He left Robertson’s from the position of Chairman and Chief Executive after the business was taken over in 1991.
Currently Chairman of the North Wales Economic Forum and Vice Chairman of Governors at Llandrillo College, the largest Further Education College in Wales. Non-executive director of two venture capital partnership companies in Cardiff. Mr Bichan joined the board of Beer & Partners and was appointed Chairman in January 2010. Has twice been Chairman of the CBI in North Wales, Chairman of CBI Wales, Deputy Chairman of the Welsh Development Agency and Chairman of the Welsh Industrial Development Advisory Board as well as a non-executive director of a number of companies.
First Class Honours in Geology from Aberdeen University in 1964. PhD and Research Fellowship at the University of Leeds, working in Zimbabwe and the Gulf of Aden. Honorary Fellow of the University of Glyndwr. a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 1989. Presidency of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy.