Queensland Gas Company Limited (ASX:QGC) Welcomes BG Group Executive Martin Houston As Alternate Director

The Chairman of Queensland Gas Company Limited (ASX:QGC)(PINK:QGSCF), Bob Bryan, today welcomed one of BG Group's most senior executives as an Alternate Director of the Board of QGC.

KEY POINTS

- Nomination of BG Group Executive Vice President Martin Houston effective immediately

- Key appointment underlines BG Group's commitment to QGC and Queensland Curtis LNG Project

BG Group's Executive Vice President and Managing Director for the Americas and Global LNG, Martin Houston, has been nominated as an Alternate Director.

Mr Houston is responsible for one of the three regions covering BG Group's worldwide operations. His responsibilities include overseeing BG Group's businesses in the Americas and Australia in addition to BG Group's industry-leading global LNG activities.

A petroleum geologist by training, he has held technical, commercial and general management roles in numerous countries worldwide during his 25-year career at BG Group.

Mr Bryan said that as an Alternate Director, Mr Houston would be encouraged to participate in a dynamic QGC Board, overseeing one of Australia's largest capital infrastructure projects, Queensland Curtis LNG.

"Martin Houston has great experience and stature in BG Group, particularly in the development of global liquefied natural gas projects, and we are delighted with his nomination,' Mr Bryan said.

"We have enjoyed an excellent working relationship with BG Australia Managing Director David Maxwell who had previously filled the role as Alternate Director. I am sure that this will continue with Martin Houston.' Mr Maxwell has stood aside from the board to devote greater focus to leading BG's Australian business, particularly BG's role in the Queensland Curtis LNG Project. The BG Australia activities report to Mr Houston.

About QUEENSLAND GAS COMPANY LIMITED:

QGC is a publicly-listed gas production company that is focused on becoming an integrated energy supplier in Australia. The Company's successful exploration and appraisal activities have provided a solid foundation for future growth, with ample reserves of coal seam gas ready to meet Australia's growing demand for clean, efficient energy.

Contact:
Information for Media: 
Mr Hedley Thomas
General Manager
Communications and External Relations
Direct: +61 7 3020 9043
Mobile: +61 417 797 419

ASX Contact: 
Mr Mark Anning
Company Secretary
Direct: +61 7 3020 9012

Information for investors:
Mr Ian Davies
Chief Financial Officer
Direct: +61 7 3020 9040
 


Source:

QUEENSLAND GAS COMPANY LIMITED

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