Australian contractor Worley has appointed Chevron veteran Joe Geagea to its board to replace Chris Haynes who is retiring.

Worley on Friday confirmed that Haynes has decided to retire after 11 years on its board and that Geagea would join as an independent non-executive director, effective as of 1 July.

Geagea’s appointment, as a member of Worley’s Nominations Committee and the People and Remuneration Committee, follows an extensive career at US supermajor Chevron where he most recently was senior adviser to chief executive Mike Wirth.

“We are delighted Joe has agreed to join the Worley board. [He] addresses several key skillsets required by the board as Worley capitalises on the opportunities provided by the energy transition,” Worley chairman John Grill said.

“Joe’s significant international experience with his strong skills in organisational transformation and breadth of experience in energy, strategy and complex projects are valuable and complementary additions to the board. We welcome Joe and look forward to his contribution.”

Worley noted that this change of personnel continues its process of board renewal to ensure the board has the appropriate mix of skills and competencies to capture the opportunities presented by the global energy transition and to support its transformational strategy.

“We thank Chris for his long and dedicated service… [he] brought deep industry knowledge and a strong operational perspective to the board. In his role as inaugural chair of Worley’s health, safety and sustainability committee, Chris was instrumental in driving Worley’s safety culture, championing the safety of our people and those with whom we work,” Grill added.

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