By Paul Dobson
March 31 (Bloomberg) — Centrica Plc, Britain’s biggest energy supplier, hired Mark Hanafin from Royal Dutch Shell Plc to replace Jake Ulrich as managing director for the natural-gas production business and European operations.
Ulrich will retire at the end of July after heading the company’s upstream business for 11 years, Windsor, England-based Centrica said today in a statement distributed by BusinessWire.
The company plans to increase the amount of gas it produces to supply consumers in Britain and northwest Europe.
Hanafin is chief executive officer of Shell Energy North America, based in Houston. He has been at Shell for 21 years.
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Last Updated: March 31, 2008 03:35 EDT