Gould Tapped for Orchard Leadership

Andrew Gould has been named an excutive director of Australian independent Orchard Petroleum Limited (OPL). He will begin serving in this role on July 10.

Gould will be joining the Orchard board, will head up the company's Melbourne office, and be responsible for Orchard’s investor and media relations. Previously, he held senior executive roles at Pacific Hydro Limited and United Energy Ltd that involved strategic planning, corporate development, investor relations, and corporate affairs. He was also a director of JBWere Corporate Services Limited, where he was involved in transactions for oil and gas companies.

Gould has a BSc (Hons) in chemistry from Macquarie University, a PhD in materials engineering from Monash University, and a MBA with distinction from the University of New South Wales. He is a Senior Fellow Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors.

“Andrew brings a wealth of energy related experience including a keen interest in the oil and gas industry," said Steve Graves, OPL's executive chairman. "His extensive market and corporate experience will provide Orchard with a much-needed person to head up our Melbourne office and be responsible for investor relations.”