European Gas appoints new CEO and managing director
Mr. Cockcroft is currently the non-executive Chairman of Blue Energy Limited, a coal seam gas company based in Queensland, Australia. He is also the Chairman of a publiclylisted coal company in Indonesia. He brings a unique blend of international gas development, public company and unconventional gas experience to the Company. Mr. Cockcroft has worked for both majors and independents in executive roles and is renowned for his ability to bring international petroleum projects (especially gas) to commercial fruition.
He is a Life Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), was a distinguished Lecturer for SPE on Risk, a Life Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a Life member of the South East Asian Petroleum Exploration Society (SEAPEX), a Certified Petroleum Geologist of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, a Fellow of the Association for Risk Management, as well as authoring more than forty technical and commercial papers.
He has been on the boards of companies in the U.S., India, Kuwait, China, as well as Australia and Indonesia. Mr. Cockcroft is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Institute of Directors. He was recently a member of the AIPN LNG GSA drafting committee. ■