UAE’s Tabreed Says Reappoints Steve Ridlington As CFO

Ridlington, who was CFO from 2009 to 2011, will replace Adrian Kershaw, who will remain at Tabreed until the end of March.



Dubai-listed Tabreed has reappointed Steve Ridlington as chief financial officer after a four-year hiatus abroad, the United Arab Emirates utility said on Wednesday.

Ridlington, who was CFO from 2009 to 2011, will return to Tabreed – formally called National Central Cooling Co – and reassume the role on Feb. 22, according to a statement from the Abu Dhabi-based company.

Ridlington, who held a similar position at London-based oil and gas exploration firm Buried Hill in the intervening years, will replace outgoing CFO Adrian Kershaw, who will remain at Tabreed until the end of March.

Tabreed has 69 district cooling plants in the Gulf, mostly in the UAE, that provide air conditioning to residential developments and commercial and government facilites.