Z Energy Ltd., based in Wellington, New Zealand, announced that Lindis Jones, general manager of its commercial business unit, will be heading the transition team to ensure the “safe and successful transition of the Chevron and Z businesses into one company.”
CEO Mike Bennetts said the changes underlined the importance to Z of a smooth transition of the two companies into one and also the need for strong leadership of the commercial operations.
“Lindis has been the general manager of the commercial business for four years now and has transformed commercial into a more strategic, performance-driven and customer-focused operation. Lindis is a strong leader of people and his appointment to this new role is a reflection of the importance we place on a safe, successful transition that this transaction will require.”
Nicolas Williams will replace Jones as the general manager of Z Energy’s commercial business unit.
Prior to this appointment, Williams served as head of strategy for Z Energy for the past four years. He played a leading role in the acquisition of Chevron New Zealand’s downstream business, which was announced on 2 June 2015.
“Nicolas is a highly strategic thinker and through his recent involvement with the Board of New Zealand Oil Services – the JV that manages Z’s bulk fuel storage terminals around the country – he has demonstrated a strong commitment to safety leadership and operational excellence. His appointment will ensure the commercial business remains focused on its customers, the safety of its operations and its strategic priorities.”
Both appointments are effective immediately.