British Gas is the Uk's largest energy supplier
Chris Weston, a former Army officer, is set to take the role of managing director at British Gas.
Centrica, the parent company of British gas, said that it was proposing Weston, who is the current head of its US retail gas business.
British Gas is the UK's largest energy supplier, with about 16 million customers across the country.
The announcement comes alongside Centrica's financial results.