LNG Canada said that its current CEO Andy Calitz is to leave his post and will be replaced by the incoming CEO Peter Zebedee, with effect on July 1, 2019.
It is not unusual on large-scale energy projects for the CEO role to transition following a final investment decision, Canada LNG said, noting that Calitz will be returning to Shell.
Calitz ‘s successor in the role of CEO will be Peter Zebedee who is currently vice president Canada Manufacturing and GM Scotford at Shell.
Zebedee is responsible for all elements of Shell’s downstream manufacturing portfolio in Canada, including all operations at the Shell Scotford complex and the operation of Quest carbon capture and storage facility (CCS).
The date of July 1, 2019, for the transition of roles provides ample time to ensure a smooth handover, and for Calitz to introduce Zebedee to the LNG Canada team, the Joint Venture participants, the company’s key contractors, government officials, First Nations leadership and community stakeholders, LNG Canada said.