BG Group Appoints Managing Director for the Americas to Board

BG Group announced that the Executive Vice President and Managing Director for the Americas and Global LNG, Martin Houston, has been appointed to the Board of BG Group with immediate effect.

Martin Houston, 51, joined the former British Gas in 1983 and was appointed BG Group Executive Vice President in 2000. Based in Houston, he is responsible for the Group's activities in North and South America and Trinidad and Tobago, and for the Group's global liquefied natural gas (LNG) activities. His extensive international experience has been gained through various commercial and general management roles and he has played a leading role in the development of the Group's LNG business. He is a fellow of the Geological Society of London.

Mr Houston joins the Board as a third Executive Director, together with BG Group Chief Executive Frank Chapman and Chief Financial Officer Ashley Almanza. There are eight Non-Executive Directors on the BG Group Board, which is led by the Non-Executive Chairman, Sir Robert Wilson. Mr Houston will continue to report to the Chief Executive and will remain a member of the BG Group Executive Committee.

BG Group Chairman Sir Robert Wilson said, "Martin has made a very significant contribution to the growth of BG Group. I am delighted that the Board will benefit from his considerable skills and experience."