Houston-based Liberty Energy, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company, has appointed Pete Gawith to its newly created advisory board.

Gawith served as an assistant manager at KPMG, where he was in charge of the audit of HBOS Retail during the Lloyds Banking group takeover. He has also worked as a financial analyst within the equity derivatives and fixed income finance teams at Barclays Capital.

Liberty Energy is currently reviewing additional candidates for positions on the advisory board.