Cooper Energy (ASX:COE) has announced the appointment of Jane Norman as the company?s CEO and Managing Director, effective March 20 next year.

In October, Cooper Energy revealed that David Maxwell intended to retire from the role of Managing Director in 2023.

Cooper Energy says Ms Norman brings 30 years of industry experience in the energy markets predominantly with Shell and Santos, and will receive a total fixed remuneration of $800,000.

It also says she holds a Bachelor of Science (Pure Mathematics and Chemistry), a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Hons) and a Graduate Diploma in Management and Economics of Natural Gas (Distinction) amongst other achievements.