DBP Appoints Independent Chair Mr John Langoulant AO
February 24, 2012
Dampier Bunbury Pipeline (DBP) today announced the appointment of Mr John
Langoulant AO as Independent Non-Executive Chairman. Mr Langoulant will join the
Boards of DBNGP Holdings Pty Ltd and its subsidiaries and affiliates. DUET Group
and a subsidiary of Alcoa of Australia Limited nominate the Directors of DBP group
DBP Chief Executive Officer Stuart Johnston said the appointment was an important
move for DBP. “DBP is a vital piece of Western Australian energy infrastructure and
plays an important role in the State’s economy. DBP welcomes Mr Langoulant’s
appointment as Independent Chair. Mr Langoulant brings with him a wealth of
experience in both the private and government sectors. He is highly regarded for his
contribution to public policy development and is a strong advocate for the
development of Western Australia.”
David Bartholomew, Chief Executive Officer of DUET Group and Alan Cransberg,
Managing Director of Alcoa of Australia Limited, said shareholders welcomed
Mr Langoulant to the Board and were confident that his deep knowledge of the
Western Australian business environment would make an invaluable contribution to
Mr Langoulant will continue to serve in his current role as Chief Executive Officer of
Oakajee Port and Rail.
Mr Langoulant spent 17 years with the WA Department of Treasury and Finance
including 9 years as Under Treasurer and 12 years with the Commonwealth Treasury
Department in Canberra as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Financial Officer.
He was Chief Executive of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western
Australia and the State’s Under Treasurer. He has also made an important
contribution to the WA community through a number of entities including as,
Chairman of Leadership WA, The Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and
the Government Employees Superannuation Boards. Mr Langoulant has a Bachelor
of Economics (Honours) degree from the University of Western Australia.
Editor’s Note: DBP is the trading name of the DBNGP group of entities that
purchased the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline (DBNGP) in October 2004.
DBP is 80% owned, in aggregate, by DUET and 20% by Alcoa of Australia.
DBP is the owner and operator of the DBNGP, Western Australia’s most important
piece of energy infrastructure. The DBNGP is WA’s key gas transmission pipeline
stretching almost 1,600 kilometres and linking the gas fields located in the Carnarvon
Basin off the Pilbara coast with populated centres and industry in the South-west of
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