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Zacca to step down as LNG committee chair

Published:Thursday | June 7, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Christopher Zacca will tomorrow end his stint as chairman of the Government's steering committee on liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Zacca, who has served as chairman since November 2010 and is planning to "stand for a major leadership position in the private sector", is to be replaced by Dr Carlton Davis.

Davis currently serves as ambassador and special envoy in the Office of the Prime Minister.

Speaking with The Gleaner yesterday, the outgoing chairman said he was "extremely satisfied" with the work done by the committee and expressed confidence there would be more success going forward.

He said though Davis was not previously on the committee, he was "an excellent choice", as he was a regular participant in a number of discussions with committee members and was constantly briefed by him (Zacca).

"So he should be well up on the curve," said Zacca.

Tight-lipped

Yesterday, Zacca declined to comment on his exact plans, despite suggestions that he would be vying for a senior post in the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica.

"That (his next move) will be apparent in due course and when it becomes apparent, the media and everyone will see why I couldn't go into detail before," he said.

Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister Phillip Paulwell, in a release, thanked Zacca for his leadership and service, and wished him success in his future endeavours.

The LNG Steering Committee is expected to complete all its work by the end of the 2012 financial year and to have LNG infrastructure and supplies in place by 2014.