Max MurrayFORMER Origin Energy Australia and New Zealand upstream production manager Max Murray, has moved to TAG Oil as the company’s New Plymouth-based country manager, replacing Randy Toone who has returned to Canada for family reasons.

Mr Murray, a Taranaki energy veteran, has 30 years of operational and executive experience in the energy industry, mainly in New Zealand but also in Qatar where he worked on an LNG export venture.

Prior to working for Origin Energy, he held senior positions with methanol manufacturer Methanex New Zealand (and its forerunner New Zealand Synthetic Fuels Corporation), Swift Energy New Zealand, and Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company in Qatar.