FAR LIMITED has appointed oil industry analyst and advisor Gordon Ramsay as executive general manager for business development.

Mr Ramsay’s new role will focus on identifying industry opportunities for FAR as it seeks to build recent exploration successes offshore Senegal.

Managing director Cath Norman said Mr Ramsay will work with the company’s executive to drive development opportunities.

“This role will include broad responsibility for business and commercial development which includes identification, promotion and execution of asset and corporate growth, expansion/divestment opportunities for FAR,” Ms Norman said.

“He will also have responsibility for corporate and institutional investor relations and will play a key role in the capital management initiatives of the company.”

“In his 30 years of oil & gas industry finance and operating experience Gordon has led and provided advice in a wide range of oil and gas industry transactions.”

Mr Ramsay has 30 years’ commercial and technical experience in oil and gas, having worked for UBS Investment Bank, Citigroup and BHP Billiton.