Australia: WestSide Makes Board and Management Changes
WestSide Corporation announced that the Board has appointed Robert Neale as Chairman and Mike Hughes as Managing Director of the company, effective immediately.
Founder and former chairman Mr Angus Karoll will remain on the Board as a non-executive director.
Karoll said Hughes, who joined WestSide as CEO last month, brought to the Board a broad range of skills gained while running oil and gas businesses in Asia and Australia and invaluable experience working within Queensland’s emerging export CSG to LNG industry.
“Mike has a wealth of commercial, operating and project development experience which will significantly strengthen the Board’s existing skill sets as we move forward with plans to sign new gas sales agreements and develop the Meridian SeamGas business,” Mr Karoll said.
Neale is stepping down from his role as Managing Director and CEO of New Hope Corporation Limited in January 2014. Neale, who has been a Director of WestSide since early 2010, said the changes would enhance WestSide’s corporate leadership at a pivotal point in the Company’s development.
LNG World News Staff, October 25, 2013