Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: APC) has appointed Darrell E. Hollek as executive vice president of US onshore exploration and production, effective immediately. He replaces Charles A. Meloy, who will remain as an executive vice president until his retirement in early June. The company has also named Christopher O. Champion as vice president, chief accounting officer, and controller, effective June 1, succeeding M. Cathy Douglas, who is retiring following more than 35 years with the company.
In his new role, Hollek also is a member of Anadarko's Executive Committee. He has 35 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry. Hollek began his career with the company in 1980 and most recently served as senior vice president of deepwater Americas operations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a member of the American Petroleum Institute and the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and also serves on the board of The Offshore Energy Center and the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) and on the CEO Council for the Gulf of Mexico Foundation.
Champion has more than 22 years of experience in the accounting industry. He is currently a senior audit partner at KPMG LLP, where he serves as KPMG's national audit leader for oil and natural gas. He began his career at Arthur Andersen LLP in 1992. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration – accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.