The Asia Natural Gas & Energy Association (ANGEA), a Singapore-based entity, has announced the appointment of Paul Everingham as its inaugural CEO.
Nigel Hearne, ANGEA Chairman and Chevron's President of Eurasia-Pacific Exploration and Production said, "Paul's industry knowledge and leadership experience will be instrumental in realising our core mission to build trusted partnerships with governments, regulators, and civil organisations to help develop the policies needed to enable societies to continue to thrive."
Hearne also added that the industry has a vital, enabling role and responsibility in the long-term development of low-carbon energy policies and solutions, while at the same time making sure countries have reliable and secure sources of energy to meet growing demand.
Everingham is a well-respected leader in the energy sector. Before joining ANGEA, he served as the CEO of the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia. During his tenure, he took initiative to counter the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. He has also held senior leadership positions in the Australian public sector as Executive Director and CEO of the Liberal Party of Western Australia, along with Senior Adviser to the Treasury in Australia.
Launched in October 2021 by some of the world's leading global and regional energy companies, ANGEA supports the Asia-Pacific nation's progress towards a lower-carbon energy future, utilising reliable and affordable natural gas as a strategic source of energy which contributes to the social and economic growth of each country and the region at-large.
Commenting on his appointment, Paul Everingham said, "I am excited to be part of such an important initiative to support the energy transition throughout the Asia Pacific. I look forward to building strong ties across the region so together we can overcome the immensely varied energy challenges facing individual nations on their journey to achieve a secure and affordable transition; while protecting the environment and facilitating the social and economic changes vital for success."
He also added that it is a critical time for policy decisions throughout the Asia-Pacific region, where the private sector expertise can meaningfully contribute to public interests by helping governments reach their energy and environmental goals.