David Keane has been appointed the new president of Woodfibre LNG.
Keane comes to the organization after four years as President and CEO of the BC LNG Alliance, a partnership between seven leading LNG proponents in the province that promotes LNG products.
Keane will now lead the construction phase of the new liquified natural gas plant in Squamish.
“The Woodfibre LNG Project is on track to be one of the first LNG processing and export terminals in Canada,” said Keane in a news release. “I welcome this opportunity to be directly involved in building an LNG facility, and to help create all of the jobs, training and other economic opportunities that come with this project.”
The company had been seeking a new president for the past three years, after Anthony Gelotti departed in November 2015 at the end of a two-year contract.
At the time, vice-president of corporate affairs Byng Giraud told news outlets that the company was seeking a new person for the next phase of the project, which would be construction based.
Prior to his work with the Alliance, Keane held senior roles with BG Group, Dynegy Europe, Apache Corp and Conoco Inc. He is also a retired helicopter pilot formerly with the U.S. Army.
Keane also serves as vice chairman British Columbia’s Workforce Development Advisory Committee and is on the Board of Directors of the Immigrant Employment Council of British Columbia.
In 2015 he was appointed by the BC Liberals to the Climate Leadership Team. He's also been appointed by the federal government to the Track II Energy Dialogue between Canada and China, an effort to increase energy trade between the two countries.