Mr Bethune is an independent oil and gas commentator and professional advisor, and Chief Executive of EnergyQuest.
He was appointed to the AGIT Board in October 2008.
Mr Little was appointed to the Board in 2006 and made Chairman in 2010, and has been integral in organising some of the world’s major gas conferences, including LNG 18 which was held in Perth earlier this year.
Mr Bethune said “The recent conference has been widely heralded as setting new standards in its program and management for a worldwide gathering of this kind and scope, attracting to Perth the most influential leaders of the LNG industry from the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
“The Australian gas industry is indebted to Mr Little for his efforts in delivering that outcome.”?
The AGIT was established in 1999 to contribute to the advancement of study, education and research in the Australian gas industry, and recognise and support excellence.
The Trust has provided almost $2 million to the industry in the past 10 years, including the Gas Speak colloquium and funding for young people to attend study tours in Australia and around the world.