JACKA Resources announced it has appointed oil and gas executive Ken Charsinsky to the company’s executive team as an E&P advisor to the Board.

Mr Charsinsky brings to the role more than 35 years of experience in all phases of upstream oil and gas asset evaluation, acquisition, operations, maintenance and enhancement.

Most recently holding the position of managing director of Neon Energy, Mr Charsinsky was previously the exploration director of international new ventures with US independent Noble Energy.

Mr Charsinsky has also held senior roles with CMS (Nomeco) Oil and Gas, Apache Corporation and Maxus Energy and Oxy USA.

Jacka chairman Max Cozijn said Mr Charsinsky brings a range of skills to the Jacka team with more than three decades of management, operational and technical expertise in many diverse regions of the world.

The company also noted his significant experience as a resident managing director in West Africa and Tunisia, where in both of these assignments, production was either initiated or enhanced and exploration success was achieved, Mr Cozijn added.

“Ken’s worldwide expertise and specific experience in places where Jacka operates is a welcome addition to our team as we work through this challenging time for the company,” Mr Cozijn said.

The Jacka board also acknowledged the departure of Bob Cassie after four years of valuable service to the company.