By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Aug. 20 -- Garth Johnson, chief financial officer of TAG Oil Ltd., has been appointed chief executive officer, effective Sept. 1.
On that date, Johnson's predecessor Drew Cadenhead will resign as chief executive, president, and director of the company. Cadenhead will remain with the company in a consulting role during an agreed transition period. TAG Oil's board will be evaluating the company's executive management needs.
Johnson, a certified general accountant, has extensive experience in financing, accounting, and regulatory reporting for both US and Canadian companies. He has been a director for several upstream oil companies operating in New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.