ENEABBA Gas has appointed Garry Marsden as its non-executive chairman.

Mr Marsden, a petroleum geologist by training, has held positions with Pancontinental Petroleum, Bankers Trust, Oil Search and most recently AWE Limited, where he held the positions of Corporate Development Manager and Business Development Manager over a ten-year period.

In an announcement, Eneabba said Mr Marsden had an intricate knowledge of the Perth basin, adding that he had strong relationships with many of the companies operating in the basin.

Eneabba director Barnaby Egerton-Warburton said the appointment was a coup for the company.

“It’s very hard to find someone of Garry’s pedigree but his passion for the Perth basin was his driving force in joining our board,” he said.

“Garry’s knowledge of the hydrocarbon potential in the basin along with his in-depth knowledge of the various corporate opportunities and participants is invaluable.”

“We welcome him with great exuberance to the board of Eneabba during what is an extremely exciting period,” he said.