Leadership

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Board of Directors

R Goyder
Richard Goyder, AO
BCom, FAICD
Chairman

 

TERM OF OFFICE:

Director since August 2017

INDEPENDENT:

Yes

Experience:

24 years with Wesfarmers Limited, including Managing Director and CEO from 2005 to late 2017. Chairman of the Australian B20 (the key business advisory body to the international economic forum which includes business leaders from all G20 economies) from February 2013 to December 2014.

Committee membership: 

Chair of the Nominations & Governance Committee. Attends other Board committee meetings. 

Current directorships / other interests:
Chairman: Qantas Airways Limited, Australian Football League Commission, Channel 7 Telethon Trust and WA Symphony Orchestra 

Member: Evans and Partners Investment Committee

L Archibald
Larry Archibald
MBA, BSc (Geosciences), BA (Geology)
Board member

 

TERM OF OFFICE:

Director since February 2017

INDEPENDENT:

Yes

Experience:

Former ConocoPhillips company executive (2008 – 2015), where he spent eight years in senior positions including Senior Vice President, Business Development and Exploration, and Senior Vice President, Exploration. Prior to this, Mr Archibald spent 29 years at Amoco (1980 – 1998) and BP (1998 – 2008) in various positions including leading exploration programs covering many world regions.

Committee membership: 

Audit & Risk, Sustainability and Nominations & Governance Committees  

Current directorships / other interests:

Chairman: University of Arizona Geosciences Advisory Board

F Cooper
Frank C Cooper, AO
BCom, FCA, FAICD​
Board member

 

TERM OF OFFICE:

Director since February 2013

INDEPENDENT:

Yes

Experience:

More than 35 years' experience in corporate tax, specialising in the mining, energy and utilities sector, including senior leadership roles at three of the largest accounting firms and director of a leading Australian utility company.

Committee membership: 

Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee. Member of the Human Resources & Compensation and Nominations & Governance Committees.

Current directorships / other interests: 

Chair: Insurance Commission of Western Australia

Director: St John of God Australia Limited (since 2015) and South32 Limited (since 2015)

Member: Senate of the University of Western Australia

Trustee: St John of God Health Care (since 2015)

Pro Chancellor: University of Western Australia

Swee Chen Goh
BSc (Information Science), MBA
Board member

 

TERM OF OFFICE:

Director since January 2020

INDEPENDENT:

Yes

Experience:

Joined Shell in 2003 and retired as Chairperson of the Shell companies in Singapore in January 2019. Served on the boards of a number of Shell joint ventures in China, Korea and Saudi Arabia and has extensive board and governance experience. Prior to joining Shell, worked at Procter & Gamble and IBM. Gained significant experience in a diverse range of industries, including oil and gas, consumer goods and IT.

Committee membership: 

Member of the Human Resources & Compensation, Sustainability and Nominations & Governance Committees

Current directorships / other interests: 

Chair:  Nanyang Technological University (since 2021), Singapore Institute for Human Resource Professionals (since 2016) and the National Arts Council Singapore (since 2019)

Director: Carbon Solutions Holdings Pte Ltd (since 2022), Carbon Solutions Investments Pte Ltd (since 2022), Carbon Solutions Platform Pte Ltd (since 2022), Carbon Solutions Services Pte Ltd (since 2022), JTC Corporation (since 2022), Singapore Airlines Ltd (since 2019) and Singapore Power Ltd (since 2019)

Member: Singapore Legal Services Commission, Centre for Liveable Cities Advisory Panel, Singapore Research, Innovation and Enterprise Council

President: Global Compact Network Singapore 

C Haynes
Christopher M Haynes, OBE
BSc, DPhil, FREng, CEng, FIMechE, FIEAust
Board member

 

TERM OF OFFICE:

Director since June 2011

INDEPENDENT:

Yes

Experience: 

38-year career with Shell including as Executive Vice President, Upstream Major Projects within Shell’s Projects and Technology Business, General Manager of Shell’s operations in Syria and a secondment as Managing Director of Nigeria LNG Ltd. From 1999 to 2002 Dr Haynes was seconded to Woodside as General Manager of the North West Shelf Venture. Dr Haynes retired from Shell in 2011.

Committee membership: 

Member of the Audit & Risk, Sustainability and Nominations & Governance Committees.

Current directorships / other interests:

Director: Worley Limited (since 2012)

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Ian Macfarlane
Former Australian Federal Minister (Resources; Energy; Industry and Innovation), FAICD
Board member

 

TERM OF OFFICE:

Director since November 2016

INDEPENDENT:

Yes

Experience:

Australia’s longest serving Federal Resources and Energy Minister and the Coalition’s longest serving Federal Industry and Innovation Minister with over 14 years of experience in both Cabinet and shadow ministerial positions. Before entering politics, Mr Macfarlane’s experience included agriculture, and being President of the Queensland Graingrowers Association (1991‐1998) and President of the Grains Council of Australia (1994‐1996). 

 
Committee membership: 

Member of the Human Resources & Compensation, Sustainability and Nominations & Governance Committees.

Current directorships / other interests:

Chief Executive: Queensland Resources Council (since 2016) 

Chair: Innovative Manufacturing Co-operative Research Centre

Director: CSIRO (since 2021)

Member: Toowoomba Community Advisory Committee of the University of Queensland Rural Clinical School

Fellow: Australian Institute of Company Directors

A Pickard
Ann Pickard
BA, MA
Board member

 

TERM OF OFFICE:

Director since February 2016

INDEPENDENT:

Yes

Experience: 

Retired from Shell in 2016 after a 15-year tenure holding numerous positions, including Executive Vice President Arctic, Executive Vice President Exploration and Production, Country Chair of Shell in Australia, and Executive Vice President Africa. Previously had an 11-year tenure with Mobil prior to its merger with Exxon. 

Committee membership: 

Chair of the Sustainability Committee. Member of the Human Resources & Compensation and Nominations & Governance Committees.

Current directorships / other interests:

Director: KBR Inc. (since 2015) and Noble Corporation plc. (since 2021)

Member: Chief Executive Women and University of Wyoming Foundation Board​

Sarah Ryan
PhD (Petroleum and Geophysics), BSc (Geophysics) (Hons 1), BSc (Geology), FTSE
Board member

 

TERM OF OFFICE:

Director since December 2012

INDEPENDENT:

Yes

Experience:

More than 30 years' experience in the oil and gas industry in various technical, operational and senior management positions, including 15 years with Schlumberger Ltd. From 2007 until 2017 Dr Ryan was an equity analyst, portfolio manager and energy advisor for Earnest Partners.

Committee membership:

Member of the Audit & Risk, Sustainability and Nominations & Governance Committees.

Current directorships / other interests:

Director: Aurizon Holdings (since 2019), MPC Kinetic Pty Ltd (since 2016), OZ Minerals (since 2021) , Viva Energy Group Ltd (since 2018) and Future Battery Industries Co-operative Research Centre (since 2020).

Member: Chief Executive Women (since 2016) and ASIC Corporate Governance Consultative Panel (since 2019) and Fellow of Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering

 

G Tilbrook 2
Gene T Tilbrook
BSc, MBA, FAICD
Board member

 

TERM OF OFFICE:

Director since December 2014

INDEPENDENT:

Yes

Experience: 

Broad experience in corporate strategy, investment and finance. Senior executive of Wesfarmers Limited between 1985 and 2009, including in roles as Executive Director Finance and Executive Director Business Development.

Committee membership: 

Chair of the Human Resources & Compensation Committee. Member of the Audit & Risk and Nominations & Governance Committees.

Current directorships / other interests:

Director: Orica Limited (since 2013)

Member: Western Australia division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (since 2013)

Directorships of other listed entities within the past three years:

GPT Group Limited (2010 to 2021)

Ben Wyatt
LLB, MSc
Board member

 

TERM OF OFFICE:

Director since June 2021

INDEPENDENT:

Yes

Experience: 

15 years in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly, including as the Western Australian Treasurer, Minister for Finance, Energy, Aboriginal Affairs and Lands. The first Indigenous treasurer of any Australian parliament, and has held various shadow cabinet portfolios including responsibility for Native Title and the Pilbara.

Prior to entering Parliament, Mr Wyatt practised as a lawyer in both private practice and with the Western Australian Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. 

Committee membership: 

Member of the Human Resources & Compensation , Sustainability and Nominations & Governance Committees.

Current directorships / other interests:

Director: West Coast Eagles (since 2021), Telethon Kids Institute (since 2021), Rio Tinto (since 2021) and Perth International Arts Festival (since 2021)

Member: UWA Business School Advisory Board, APM Advisory Board, Australian Institute of Company Directors

CEO & Managing Director

Meg O’Neill
BS (Ocean Engineering), BS (Chemical Engineering), MS (Ocean Systems Management)
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

 

Joined Woodside:

2018

Experience:

Meg O’Neill was appointed as Chief Executive Officer on 17 August 2021. Meg joined Woodside as Chief Operations Officer in May 2018. Previously, Meg held senior roles for ExxonMobil, including regional production and development leadership positions, and country leadership positions in Norway and Canada. 

Meg is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with degrees in Ocean and Chemical Engineering. 

Current directorships / other interests:

Non-Executive Director: Reconciliation WA, WA Venues & Events Pty Ltd (WAVE), West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO)

Vice Chair: Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA)

Vice President: Australian Resources and Energy Group (AMMA)

Member: Chief Executive Women, UWA Business School Advisory Board

Executive Leadership Team

Mark Abbotsford
BEc (1.Hons), MPhil, MBA
Executive Vice President Marketing & Trading

 

 

 

Joined Woodside:

2002

Mark was appointed to the role of Executive Vice President Marketing & Trading in 2022. Mark has more than 19 years’ of commercial, marketing, trading, finance and M&A experience across roles based in Australia, Singapore, Japan and the United Kingdom.

Mark has held a number of senior positions at Woodside, including Executive Adviser to the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Vice President and Group Financial Controller, and Vice President Marketing, Trading and Shipping.  Prior experience includes roles at the Western Australian Department of Treasury and BHP Iron Ore.

Mark graduated from the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School in 2021. Mark also holds a Master of Philosophy in Finance from the University of Cambridge, and a Bachelor of Economics (1.Hons) and MBA from the University of Western Australia. 

 

Tony Cudmore
BA, GCIR
Senior Vice President Strategy & Climate


Joined Woodside:

2022

 

 

 

Tony was appointed in 2022 to lead Strategy & Climate for Woodside Energy. Prior to joining Woodside, Tony held a number of senior roles with BHP including, Group Sustainability & Public Policy Officer and Chief Public Affairs Officer. He also served as Director of the BHP Foundation.

Previously, Tony spent 13 years with ExxonMobil where he held a wide range of senior and global Corporate Affairs roles both in Australia and the United States. Earlier in his career, Tony held the role of Assistant Director of the Australian Institute of Petroleum, and was a Media Relations and Policy Adviser before becoming Principal Adviser to then Premier of Victoria, The Hon Jeff Kennett MP.

Tony holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Economics and a Graduate Certificate of International Relations from Deakin University. 

 

 

Andy Drummond
BEng (ChemEng)
Executive Vice President Exploration & Development


Joined Woodside:

2022


Andy was appointed to lead Exploration & Development for Woodside Energy in 2022, responsible for delivering a global portfolio of growth options. Andy has significant experience in exploration across global locations.

Previously, Andy was the Vice President of Sustainability and Innovation for BHP’s Petroleum business, overseeing all ESG, HSE and Innovation activities within Petroleum’s portfolio. He held several other leadership positions, including Vice President of Business Development where he supported the sale of the US Shale division and led the acquisition of the Trion Field in Mexico.

Prior to joining BHP, Andy spent 15 years with Marathon Oil Corporation working throughout the value chain, holding roles including Gulf of Mexico Appraisal Manager and Predevelopment Manager for Poland.

Andy holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde Glasgow.

 

 

 

Julie Fallon
BEng (Hons) (Chemical Engineering)
Senior Vice President Corporate Services

 

Joined Woodside:

1998

 

Julie leads Woodside’s Corporate Services Division, providing support across a range of areas including HSE, human resources, security, legal, property management, supply chain and improvement & planning. 

Julie has 29 years’ experience and has held a number of roles within Woodside including SVP Engineering, SVP Pluto Business Unit, SVP Internal Audit and Acting SVP Corporate & Legal. Julie has also worked in a range of production and engineering roles, including several years living and working in Karratha. Prior to joining Woodside Julie worked as an engineer with Shell Refining Australia.

Julie graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering (First Class Honours) and is a fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. 

 


 

Shaun Gregory
BSc (Hons.), MBT
Executive Vice President New Energy Growth and Operations

 

Joined Woodside:

1995

Shaun has over 25 years industry experience and leads Woodside’s value chain from Exploration acreage capture and evaluation, through Appraisal and Development concept selection. He is passionate about technology and innovation and the role they play in enabling business outcomes.

As the Executive Vice President New Energy Growth and Operations Shaun oversees Woodside’s Technology advancements in LNG, data science, artificial intelligence, and digital transformation.  Shaun is a member of Dean’s Council for the faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics at UWA and is a Board member of Scitech WA.

 

Fiona Hick
BEng (Hons), BAppSci (Energy), FIEAust
Executive Vice President Australia Operations


Joined Woodside:

2001

As Executive Vice President Australian Operations, Fiona leads the operation and management of all Australian operated and non-operated assets.

Fiona has been with Woodside since 2001, holding positions including Vice President Strategy Planning and Analysis, Vice President Health, Safety, Environment and Quality and since 2019 Executive Vice President Operations. Prior to joining Woodside, Fiona worked for several years with Rio Tinto, living and working in their remote locations.

In 2021, Fiona was appointed President of The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME), Fiona is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers.

Fiona won the 2019 Chamber of Minerals and Energy Western Australia's Outstanding Woman in Resources Award. She is also a Non-executive Director of CO2CRC and a member of University of Western Australia’s Strategic Resources Committee.

Daniel Kalms
BEng (ChemEng), GradCertProjMgt, MBA
Executive Vice President Technical Services

 

Joined Woodside:

2001

Daniel was appointed in 2020 to Woodside’s Executive Committee and is currently Executive Vice President Technical Services. As EVP Technical Services, he is oversees Woodside's technology advancements in LNG, data science, artificial intelligence, and digital transformation and integration. 

Daniel has 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, including as Senior Vice President Corporate and Legal and Senior Vice President Merger Integration Planning.

Since joining Woodside in 2001, Daniel gained extensive experience across departments including commercial, development, projects, operations and business management. Daniel was Pluto Plant Manager based in Karratha from 2011 to 2014, overseeing the start-up of the new LNG production facility.

Daniel graduated from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical), Graduate Certificate in Project Management and a Master of Business Administration.

Shiva McMahon
Masters in Business Administration and IT, BA (Applied Foreign Languages)
Executive Vice President International Operations


Joined Woodside:

2022

 

Shiva was appointed in 2022 to lead International Operations for Woodside Energy.

Shiva joined BHP in the role of Vice President Finance for Petroleum in 2020 with over 25 years of energy industry experience across multiple international roles. She also served as a Non-Executive Director and member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nominations committees of the Mumbai Stock Exchange listed Castrol India between 2017 and 2018.  

She spent a large part of her career with BP in upstream and downstream leadership roles including serving as the CFO for BP Trinidad and Tobago and BP’s global lubricants business–Castrol. She also served as Head of the Upstream Executive Office between 2014 and 2017.

Shiva has a Masters in Business Administration and IT and a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Foreign Languages.

 

Matthew Ridolfi
BEng (MechEng) (Honours)
Executive Vice President Projects


Joined Woodside:

2022

 

Matthew was appointed to lead Projects for Woodside Energy in 2022, responsible for the company’s development activities globally. Matthew has more than 30 years of experience in the Petroleum industry, based in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Previously, Matthew held the position of Vice President of Major Developments at BHP Petroleum with accountability for Petroleum’s worldwide operated and non-operated major development activities and all operated well and seismic delivery activities.

Prior to this, Matthew has held various senior roles in both the conventional and shale businesses, and was the Vice President of Health, Safety, Environment and Community, and the Joint Interest Unit Manager Bass Strait. Matthew began his career with BHP in 1991 when he joined as a graduate engineer.

Matthew holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (Hons).

 

 

 

Graham Tiver
BBus, FCPA
Executive Vice President Finance & Chief Financial Officer

 

Joined Woodside:

2022

 

Graham joined Woodside as Executive Vice President Finance & Chief Financial Officer in February 2022. Graham has held significant financial, commercial and leadership roles across a range of business sectors, including minerals and oil and gas. He has extensive international experience, having worked in North and South America as well as in a variety of roles around Australia.

Prior to joining Woodside, he was previously at BHP where he held the role of Group Financial Controller with responsibility for BHP’s global accounting and reporting function and finance improvement spread across 10 countries.

During his 28-year career with BHP and WMC Resources, Graham has gained  diverse experience spanning across senior roles in Australian nickel operations and the copper division from Chile.

Graham’s strong technical and financial capability equips him to oversee complex commercial issues, reporting across multiple regulatory jurisdictions (including Sarbanes-Oxley), engaging Auditors and working with the Board.

Graham holds a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Finance from Edith Cowan University in Western Australia, and is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants.

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