Ms Cartwright was elected by the International Gas Union’s (IGU’s) 78 charter members at the World Gas Conference and Exhibition, which was recently held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The IGU, formed in 1931, is the acknowledged representative body for the world gas industry and is the engine room for growth and development of the global gas market. Its Executive Committee is the main ruling body of the IGU which is a worldwide non-profit organisation supporting continued global development, marketing and utilisation of the gas industry.
Australia was one of twelve countries vying for the six available positions on the IGU Executive Committee, with Ms Cartwright nominated by Australia’s IGU charter member, the Australian Gas Industry Trust (AGIT), of which she is a board member.
AGIT Chairman Ian Little said the election of Ms Cartwright to the IGU Executive Committee was significant for Australia and reflected her dedication to the industry and desire to advance her involvement on the international stage.Article continues below…
Ms Cartwright said she was honoured to be elected to the IGU’s Executive Committee.
“This is a tremendous opportunity personally and also to further raise Australia's profile in the global gas industry, increasing the exchange of knowledge and information with many international energy organisations,” said Ms Cartwright.
“The Executive Committee oversees the work of the many IGU committees, covering gas exploration, transportation and storage as well as new technologies and developments such as in unconventional gas.
“The outcome of the range of work by these committees will influence the gas industry for many years to come.”
The IGU, whose membership includes associations and entities of the gas industries from 77 countries, is the largest international body for the gas industry.
The working organisation of IGU covers the complete value of gas chain from exploration and production, transmission via pipelines and LNG as well as distribution and combustion of the gas at the point-of-use.