BASE RESOURCES LIMITED announced the appointment of Keith Spence to the Board as an independent non-executive director, effective immediately.

Mr Spence has over 30 years of experience in the oil & gas industry working with Shell and Woodside.

He retired from Woodside in 2008 after 14 years in senior executive roles including chief operating officer and acting chief executive.

Base said Mr Spence currently chairs the board of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority and the industry advisory board of the Australian Centre for Energy and Process Training.

Mr Spence is a member of the Curtin university council and is non-executive chairman of Geodynamics Limited as well as a non-executive director of Oil Search Limited and Independence Group NL.

Base said the appointment of Mr Spence comes as part of the ongoing evolution of the board to ensure the requisite capability to deliver on the significant opportunities in front of it.