Origin names new chairman as Cairns retires

Origin names new chairman as Cairns retires

Australia’s Origin Energy, the owner of a 37.5% APLNG stake, said that Gordon Cairns will retire as chairman and director.

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Origin names new chairman as Cairns retires
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He will leave the firm after the annual general meeting on October 20.

Scott Perkins will be taking over from Cairns who has been chairman of Origin since October 2013.

Perkins joined Origin’s board in September 2015 and is a member of several committees.

He is also is a non-executive director of Woolworths and Brambles.

“On behalf of the board and management, I would like to thank Gordon for his contribution to Origin over many years,” Perkins said.

“While there are unquestionably near term challenges facing our community and economy, Origin is resilient and well placed to navigate through these times,” he said.

Perkins will be working with Origin’s CEO Frank Calabria who has been leading the firm since October 2016.