BG appoints New Executive Vice President

BG Group has appointed of Dave Roberts as Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Eastern Hemisphere.

Dave joins BG Group from Chevron Texaco Corp., where he was the Adviser to the Vice Chairman of the Board, primarily focused on corporate strategy and the competitive face of Chevron Texaco in the market.

Speaking today, Chief Executive Frank Chapman said: "We are delighted to welcome Dave to BG. His wealth of industry experience and expertise will stand him in good stead for the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. He is a valuable and important addition to the Group's Executive."

Dave's responsibilities cover BG's operations in the Eastern Hemisphere, including the core areas of Kazakhstan and India.

Prior to his role as Adviser to the Vice Chairman, Dave was Texaco's Director of Strategic Management for the worldwide upstream business, participating on the leadership team that created a new global upstream strategy centered on large scale projects and an increasing non-US investment focus. In addition, Dave was also responsible for crafting the internal and external messaging associated with Texaco's upstream vision.

Dave has 20 years experience in the oil and gas industry, covering a wide breadth of activities, notably in the areas of exploration, commercialisation and operations. Before joining Texaco's Worldwide Upstream team, Dave held various senior management positions with Texaco, focused on strategy, business development, operations and performance management. Trained as a Petroleum Engineer, he has held a variety of technical, surface and subsurface engineering and management roles. Dave's development experience includes engineering at the University of Alabama and business strategy at MIT and both Harvard and Stanford business schools.

Currently based in the US, Dave is relocating to the UK with his family. He is 42 and married with two sons.

The appointment follows the move of David McManus, who previously held the role, to the new position of Executive Vice President, Skill centres, with responsibility for a number of critical core functions, being established as a distinct business within the company. Prior to this, David has overseen the successful development of BG's operations in the Eastern Hemisphere in a critical period and will work closely with Dave Roberts during the transition.