Appoints Kathy Hirschfeld As New Director
Ms Hirschfeld is a highly regarded non-executive director, having served on the Boards of a number of companies listed on the ASX, NZX and NYSE, as well as Government and private company boards.
She is currently the Chairman of Powerlink, President of the UN Women National Committee Australia, Senator at the University of Queensland and a Board member of the Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology.
Kathy has also been a Non Executive Director of Energy Queensland, Tox Free Solutions, InterOil Corporation, Broadspectrum and Snowy Hydro.
Previously she had leadership roles with BP in oil refining, logistics, exploration and production located in Australia, UK and Turkey.
Central Chairman Martin Kriewaldt said the Company was fortunate to have someone of Ms Hirschfeld's skills and expertise join the Board.
"Central will benefit from Kathy's industry expertise and engineering background as well as her boardroom experience involving capital raising, debt refinancing, acquisitions, takeover response and CEO succession. She brings invaluable experience in delivering shareholder value, understanding how operations, risk management & commercial decisions interact to deliver financial performance
Kathy was recognised in the AFR/Westpac 100 Women of Influence 2015, by Engineers Australia as one of Australia's Top 100 Most Influential Engineers 2015 and as an Honorary Fellow in 2014. She is a member of Chief Executive Women and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Academy of Engineering and Technology.
Kathy is also an executive mentor/coach with Merryck & Co.
About Central Petroleum Limited
Central Petroleum Limited (ASX:CTP) is an oil and gas explorer and producer listed on the Australian Securities Exchange focused on supplying the domestic gas market. Central is advancing several separate projects across what is regarded as the biggest package of proven and prospective oil and gas acreage across central Australia. This spread of assets gives Central multiple options for growth and development. 88% of this land being gas prone has led to the Company's focus on becoming a major domestic gas producer.
Central Petroleum Limited