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Australia’s AWE appoints new Managing Director and CEO

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Australia’s AWE Ltd – an energy company that focuses on upstream oil and gas – has released a statement announcing the appointment of David Biggs as the new Managing Director and CEO. Biggs, who currently serves as the CEO of Cue Energy Ltd, will commence the role in early May 2016, and will replace Bruce Clement.

Bruce Phillips, the Chairman of AWE, said: “David is a proven CEO with a good track record of delivering profitable outcomes for his companies. The AWE board believes his leadership skills, very strong gas marketing background, and deep knowledge of the energy industry in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia will be beneficial in delivering AWE’s future strategy.”

Biggs said: “I am delighted to take up this exciting opportunity. AWE has a quality, robust suite of assets, and there are significant opportunities to enhance and add further value to those assets going forward for the benefit of shareholders.”

Biggs has previously served at BHP Billiton Petroleum, where eventually became the Vice President, Commercial and Vice President, Land and Upstream Agreements. Before working with BHP Billiton Petroleum, he worked with the Natural Gas Corp. and Petroleum Corp. of New Zealand.

Edited from press release by David Rowlands

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