BG Group Appoints Martin Houston to New Position

BG Group has appointed Martin Houston, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the Group's Atlantic, Europe and Mediterranean Basin region, has been appointed to the newly created position of Executive Vice President and Managing Director, North America, Caribbean and Global Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

Martin, 45, will take up his new position with immediate effect, and will be based in the company's Houston office in Texas, USA. Responsible for developing the company's global LNG business, Martin will oversee existing operations in Trinidad and the USA and will head-up business development in North America and the Caribbean.

Commenting, Frank Chapman said: "This new position reflects the importance we place on our long-term Atlantic LNG strategy and on the opportunities that exist in the North American market. Beyond the striking success of our Lake Charles operation in the Gulf of Mexico, there is huge potential within the region to accelerate further our LNG business and to build on our position there as a leading supplier to the North American market."

An announcement regarding Martin's successor will be made in due course. In the interim, Jon Wormley, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of BG's UK region will oversee the Europe and Mediterranean region.