Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd (LON:GKP) has appointed Ian Weatherdon as its new chief financial officer, to join the Iraq based oil firm in January.
Weatherdon will join from Sino Gas, a previously Australian listed firm focussed on Chinese gas assets which was acquired into private equity ownership for US$401mln in 2018. He is chief financial officer at Sino Gas and previously held senior roles at Talisman Energy.
The company’s new finance chief will start on 13 January, replacing Sami Zouari who officially steps down in December but will assist Weatherdon for a short handover period.
GKP chairman Jaap Huijskes, in a statement, said: "Following a thorough search process, I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Weatherdon as CFO.
“Ian brings a wealth of highly relevant finance experience within the sector to the management team, and to the board.
“We look forward to him joining the team and to his contribution.”