DEPUTY managing director of Chevron Australia Nigel Hearne will replace Roy Krzywosinski as managing director of Chevron’s Australasia Business Unit on 1 June 2016, the company has announced.

Mr Hearne joined Texaco in 1989 as a power engineer at the Pembroke Refinery in the United Kingdom, later becoming operations manager before becoming refinery business manager of El Segundo Refinery in 2005.

In 2006, Hearne was named operations manager at El Segundo, a role he held until 2010 when he became vice president of strategy for Chevron’s Downstream Strategy, Technology & Commercial Integration business unit.

Before taking on his current position in January 2016, he was vice president of Chevron’s Appalachian/Michigan business unit.

Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production president Steve W Green said the appointment reflected strong downstream and upstream operating experience.

“He is well-qualified to position us for success as Australia commences operations at our world-class Gorgon and Wheatstone facilities,” he said.