InterOil Corporation has appointed former Australasian BP oil and gas executive Katherine Hirschfeld to its board.
Ms Hirschfeld, 54, is a chemical engineer whose career has included 20 years with BP in leadership and executive roles in oil refining, logistics, exploration and production in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Turkey.
Before her retirement in 2010, Ms Hirschfeld was an Executive Director, BP Australasia, with responsibility for strategy and performance of BP's Australian and New Zealand refining and marketing business.
She is a non-executive director of the major Australian engineering group, Transfield Services Ltd, and waste management firm Toxfree Solutions Ltd, both of which are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
Ms Hirschfeld is also on the board of ASC Pty Ltd, the Australian Government's wholly owned naval shipbuilding company, and UN Women Australia, the United Nations entity responsible for promoting women's empowerment and gender equality.