Acting CEO

Posted on 22 August 2016

Andrew Jefferies has been appointed acting chief executive of New Zealand Oil & Gas.

He is currently Vice President of Exploration and Production. Andrew Knight announced his resignation as chief executive on 4 August. Mr Jefferies will begin in the acting role on 29 August.

Mr Jefferies joined the company in 2013. He started his career with Shell in Australia after graduating with a BE Hons (Mechanical) from the University of Sydney in 1991. As an
engineer he has worked in Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom, Thailand and Holland.

He has an MBA in technology management from Deakin University in Australia, and an MSc in petroleum engineering from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland. He came to New Zealand with OMV in 2007. Since then he has also worked for the regulator. Andrew is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), and a Certified
Petroleum Engineer with the Society of Petroleum Engineers.