Beach Energy Ltd. has appointed Matthew Kay as its new CEO, effective July 17 or such earlier date as is available and mutually agreed upon. Kay will take over the role from Neil Gibbins, acting CEO.
Kay has over 25 years of experience, and senior leadership experience in the oil and gas industry. He is presently executive general manager of strategy and commercial at Oil Search Ltd. Kay joined Oil Search in 2014 after 12 years at Woodside Petroleum Ltd. and was before that at Santos Ltd. His experience includes strategy and planning, upstream commercial, mergers and acquisitions, production planning, and business improvement. Kay holds tertiary qualifications in economics, along with a Master of Business Administration degree.