BEACH Energy has appointed Colin Beckett as an independent non-executive director to its board.

Mr Beckett will take up this position from 2 April 2015.

Due to other commitments Mr Beckett is unable to join the board at an earlier date.

Beach chairman Glenn Davis said Mr Beckett was an engineer with over 35 years’ experience in engineering design, project management, commercial and gas marketing.

Most recently Mr Beckett was the general manager responsible for the development of the Gorgon liquefied natural gas and domestic gas project, developed on Barrow Island offshore Western Australia.

Mr Beckett previously held senior executive positions at Chevron Australia.

“The board is delighted with the appointment of Mr Beckett and looks forward to his contribution to the company,” Mr Davis said.