Total has appointed Brendan Warn to succeed Mike Sangster as the company’s senior vice president of investor relations.

Prior to joining Total, Warn served as managing director and U.K. head of equity research at BMO Capital Markets in London, Total said in a news release. He has more than 13 years of experience in equity research across three investment banks, including Macquarie Capital and Jefferies International in London.

Warn was previously an associate director at Evans & Peck and a mining engineer at BHP in Australia, the release said.

The change took effect Jan. 1.