Board of Directors

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​​Michael​ A Chaney, AO​

BSc, MBA, Hon LLD (UWA), FAICD​
Chairman

T​erm of office: Direct​or since November 2005.​
Chairman since July 2007.
Independent: Yes
Age: 65
Experience: 22 years with Wesfarmers Limited, including Managing Director and CEO from 1992 to 2005. Three years with investment bank Australian Industry Development Corporation (1980 to 1983), and prior to that eight years as a petroleum geologist working on the North West Shelf and in the USA and Indonesia. Previously a non-executive dire​​ctor of BHP Billiton Limited (19​95 to 2005) and BHP Billiton Plc (2001​ to 2005).
Committee membership: Chair of the Nominations Committee. Attends other Board committee meetings.
Current directorships / other interests:
Chair: Wesfarmers Limited (director since June 2015)
Director: The Centre for Independent Studies Ltd (since 2000)
Chancellor: The University of Western Australia (since 2006)
​Member: Prime Minister's Business Advisory Council (since 2013) and Commonwealth Science Council (since November 2014)
Directorships of other listed entities within the past three years: National Australia Bank Limited (2004 to December 2015)

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​Peter J Coleman​

BEng, MBA​, FATSE
CEO​ and Managing Director

T​erm of office: Director since May 2011.
Independent: No
Age: 55
Experience: More than 30 years in the global oil and gas business, including 27 years’ experience with the ExxonMobil group, culminating as Vice President Development Company, with responsibility for leading development and project work in Asia-Pacific region. Appointed an Adjunct Professor in Corporate Strategy by the University of Western Australia in 2012.
Committee membership: Attends Board committee meetings.
Current directorships / other interests:
Chair: Australia-Korea Foundation (since December 2014) and the Federal Government's Advisory Group on Australia-Africa Relations (since 2015)
Member: The University of Western Australia Business School Board (since 2011), Executive Committee of the Australia Japan Business Co-operation Council (since 2011), Australia-India Chief Executive Officers’ Forum (since 2015) and Australian Institute of Company Directors
Adviser: Monash Industry Council

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​Melinda A Cilento​

BA, BEc (Hons), MEc​​

T​erm of office: Director since December 2008.
Independent: Yes
Age: 49
Experience: Significant public and private sector experience in economic policy development and analysis. Deputy Chief Executive (2006 to 2010) and Chief Economist (2002 to 2010) of the Business Council of Australia. Previously worked with County Investment Management (now Invesco) as Head of Economics, the Department of Treasury and the International Monetary Fund.
Committee membership: Member of the Human Resources & Compensation, Sustainability and Nominations Committees
Current directorships / other interests:
Director: Australian Unity Limited (since 2014)
Co-Chair: Reconciliation Australia (Director since 2010) and NAB Advisory Council on Corporate Responsibility (member since 2013)
Commissioner (part-time): Productivity Commission (since December 2014)
Member: Advisory Panel of the Australian Scholarships Foundation and Australian Securities and Investments Commission External Advisory Panel (since 2013)
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​Frank C Cooper, AO

BCom​​, FCA

T​erm of office: Director since February 2013.
Independent: Yes
Age: 59
Experience: More than 35 years' experience in corporate tax, specialising in the mining, energy and utilities sector, including most recently as a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Director of Alinta Infrastructure Limited and Alinta Funds Management Limited (2005 to 2006).
Committee membership: Chair of the Audit & Risk, Member of the Human Resources & Compensation and Nominations Committees.
Current directorships / other interests:
Chair: Insurance Commission of Western Australia, University of Western Australia Strategic Resources Committee.
Director: St John of God Australia Limited (since January 2015), South32 Limited (since May 2015)
Member: Senate of the University of Western Australia
President: Western Australia division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Trustee: St John of God Health Care (since January 2015)

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​Christopher M Haynes, OBE

BSc, DPhil, CEng, FIMechE

T​erm of office: Director since June 2011.
Independent: Yes
Age: 67
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 Ma​nager of the North West Shelf Venture. Dr Haynes retired from Shell on 31 August 2011.
Committee membership: Member of the Audit & Risk, Sustainability and Nominations Committees​.
Current directorships / other interests:
Director: WorleyParsons Limited (since 2012)
President: Energy Industries Council (since October 2015)

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​David I McEvoy​

BSc (Physics), Grad Dip (Geophysics)​​

T​erm of office: Director since September 2005.
Independent: Yes
Age: 69
Experience: 34-year career with ExxonMobil involving extensive international exploration and development experience.
Committee membership: Chair of the Sustainability Committee. Member of the Audit & Risk and Nominations Committees.
Current directorships / other interests:
Director: AWE Limited (since 2006), Seven Group Holdings Limited (since May 2015)

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​Ann Pickard

BA, MA

Term of office: Director since February 2016.
Independent: Yes
Age: 60
Experience: Retired from Royal Dutch Shell plc on 1 February 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: Member of the Human Resources & Compensation, Sustainability and Nominations Committees.
Current directorships / other interests:
Director: KBR Inc.
Member: Chief Executive Women, Global Agenda Council on the Arctic for the World Economic Forum, Advisory Council of the Eurasia Foundation, and Board of Advisors of Catalyst
Directorships of other listed entities within the past three years: Westpac Banking Corporation (2011 - 2014)

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​Sarah Ryan

PhD (Petroleum and Geophysics), BSc (Geophysics) (Hons 1), BSc (Geology)

Term of office: Director since December 2012.
Independent: Yes
Age: 49
Experience: More than 20 years' experience in the oil and gas industry in various technical, operational and senior management positions, including 15 years with Schlumberger Limited. Currently an energy adviser for institutional investment firm Earnest Partners, having previously been responsible for research and portfolio management from 2007 until January 2014.
Committee membership: Member of the Audit & Risk, Sustainability and Nominations Committees
Current directorships / other interests:
Director: Akastor ASA (since December 2014)
Directorships of other listed entities within the past three years: Aker Solutions ASA (2011 to December 2014)

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​Gene T Tilbrook

BSc, MBA

Term of office: Director since December 2014.
Independent: Yes
Age: 63
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: Member of the Audit & Risk, Human Resources & Compensation and Nominations Committees.
Current directorships / other interests:
Director: Orica Limited, GPT Group Limited and the Bell Shakespeare Company
Directorships of other listed entities within the past three years: Fletcher Building Limited (2009 - 2015), Aurizon Holdings Limited (2010 - February 2016)
Member: National board and Western Australia division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Councillor: Curtin University