GULF Keystone Petroleum (GKP), a leading independent operator and producer in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, has announced the appointment of Jon Harris as CEO.

Harris has over 30 years' experience in the oil and gas industry and joins GKP from Sasol South Africa, where he was Executive Vice-President, Upstream. Prior to this, he spent 25 years with BG Group in various international roles, including Executive Vice-President Technical and General Manager Production Operations, as well as senior management assignments in the US, Trinidad and Tobago and Egypt.

Harris has Master’s of Engineering degree in Fuel and Energy from the University of Leeds, UK.