THE new boss of QGC's parent company, BG Group, visited Gladstone yesterday as part of a whirlwind introduction to his new role.

Two weeks into the job, the United Kingdom-based chief executive, Heldge Lund, toured the QCLNG plant on Curtis Island under a veil of secrecy.

The Observer was denied a request to speak with Mr Lund while he was in town, but he joined QGC's managing director Mitch Ingram to meet operations and construction staff on the QCLNG site.

The new CEO started a month early, days after the company took an $11.6 billion hit from the slump in global oil prices.

Mr Lund is on an annual package of up to $27.6 million a year.

However, the new leader will be judged initially on his ability to meet new production targets.



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