By John Lee.
WesternZagros Resources has announced the appointment of Mr. William (Bill) Jack to the position of General Manager Kurdistan, to be resident in Iraqi Kurdistan, effective February 1, 2013.
This appointment follows the decision by Mr. Ian McIntosh, Vice President, Kurdistan Business Unit, to retire in January 2013 after three years of valuable service.
“Ian has been an important member of the Company’s executive and has built our Kurdistan organization into a highly effective team. Among his many contributions, Ian was instrumental in quickly preparing the Sarqala-1 well for an extended well test. We wish Ian the very best,” said Simon Hatfield, WesternZagros Chief Executive Officer. “We are, at the same time, delighted to welcome Bill to the WesternZagros team. His international experience is very well suited to our ambitious exploration and appraisal plans.”
As General Manager Kurdistan, Mr. Jack will be a member of the Executive Management Team, and will assume responsibility for government liaison and in-country administration. Mr. Jack’s extensive background encompasses more than 30 years of progressive leadership in international oil and gas roles, having spent the majority of his career with BP on projects in the United Kingdom, Middle East, Russia, Australia and North America. His most recent appointment was General and Country Manager, Tunisia for Petrofac. Mr. Jack holds a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering from University of Glasgow.