INTEROIL Corporation has appointed Thomas Nador as executive vice president of its Papua New Guinea business operations.

Mr Nador, who will be based in Port Moresby, has accountability for InterOil’s daily operations in the country, including health, safety and environment, human resources, administration, supply chain, information management, and community and government affairs.

His appointment follows the election of Isikeli Taureka, InterOil’s executive vice president, PNG, to the company’s board of directors.

Mr Taureka becomes executive director, PNG, with responsibility for providing strategic advice to the board, managing senior relationships with political, business and community stakeholders, and for assisting the chief executive with key investor relationships.

Mr Nador, who has been InterOil’s senior vice president, corporate, has a long background in project services and development management with major LNG and mining projects in Western Australia.

He has a science degree from the University of Western Australia, a post-graduate diploma in science from Curtin University, and a diploma of business.

The appointments are effective from 1 September 2015.