EC Harris appoints new partner in oil & gas sector

Source: EC Harris

EC Harris, the leading global Built Asset Consultancy, has appointed John Boase as a new Partner within their Oil & Gas team across the Asia-Pacific region. Based out of the firm’s newly opened Perth office, John will act as Location Leader for Australia and will co-lead EC Harris’ oil & gas, chemicals and natural resources sector in conjunction with Ian Kennedy who is responsible for operations in Malaysia.

Prior to joining EC Harris John spent thirteen years at Aquenta Consulting (formerly Currie & Brown) where he was a Principal and a Board Member, focusing primarily on the resources and energy sectors. Under John’s direction this part of the business grew to represent one third of the firm’s overall revenue and the team in Perth grew from five to over forty people. Before moving to Aquenta John also held roles at the KPK Group and Packman Contracts Ltd and has experience of working in the UK, Singapore, Malaysia and India as well as his native Australia.

Over the last twenty years John has developed strong technical aptitude and operational experience across a host of major oil & gas projects, and has particular expertise in commercial management, cost & risk analysis, contracting and procurement strategies and project controls. At EC Harris he will oversee the delivery of all major capital projects that the firm’s oil, gas and natural resources clients undertake across the Asia-Pacific region, and will also be responsible for developing new business opportunities within the wider Australia marketplace.

Commenting on his appointment Alan Brookes, Regional Leader for EC Harris in Asia said: “As the EC Harris brand continues to grow across the Asia-Pacific region, clients are increasingly asking us to work with them in Australia. John’s appointment and the opening of the new office in Perth will enable us to better serve our clients and to capitalise on the significant market opportunities that are emerging there particularly across the petrochemicals, energy and infrastructure sectors”.

John Boase added: “Over the past decade there has been huge investment in Western Australia as IOCs and Independent oil companies look to tap in to the area’s vast natural resources. This has helped the region to establish itself as a key provider of LNG and other fuels however as global energy demand continues to grow the need for operators to ensure their assets are run as efficiently as possible has never been more important. Clients today are increasingly looking for assurance around key drivers of cost, time, performance, efficiency and effectiveness.”

EC Harris currently works with major oil & gas clients across Asia including Chevron, INPEX, Petronas and Shell.

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