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: 63
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:
Chair: Gresham Partners Holdings Limited (director since 1985), International Education Advisory Council (since 2011) and National Australia Bank Limited (director since 2004). 
Director: The Centre for Independent Studies Ltd (since 2000).
Chancellor: The University of Western Australia (since 2006).
​Member: JP Morgan International Council​ (since 2005) and Prime Minister's Business Advisory Council (since 2013).



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Peter J Coleman
BEng, MBA​
CEO​ and Managing Director

T​erm of office:
 Director since May 2011.
Independent: No
Age: 53
Experience: 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:
Member: The University of Western Australia Business School Board (since 2011), Executive Committee of the Australia Japan Business Co-operation Council (since 2011).
Commissioner: West Australian Football Commission (since 2011).

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Melinda A Cilento
BA, BEc (Hons), MEc

T​erm of office:
 Director since December 2008.
Independent: Yes
Age: 48
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:
Director:  Wesfarmers General Insurance Limited (since 2010), Australian Unity Limited (since 2014).
Co-Chair: Reconciliation Australia Director (since 2010).
Councillor: Victorian Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Member: Advisory Panel of the Australian Scholarships Foundation and Advisory Council of the Global Foundation (since 2011), Australian Securities and Investments Commission External Advisory Panel (since 2013) and NAB Advisory Council on Corporate Reponsibility (since 2013).
 
 
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Robert J Cole
BSc, LLB (Hons)
Executive Director and Executive Vice President, Corporate and Commercial

T​erm of office:
 Director since February 2012.
Independent: No
Age: 51
Experience: Joined Woodside as General Counsel in April 2006. Appointed Executive Vice President Corporate Centre & General Counsel in April 2008. Executive Vice President Commercial & General Counsel from December 2010 until February 2012, when he was appointed Executive Director, Commercial. Prior to Woodside, more than 21 years experience in corporate, energy and resources law, including three years as partner in charge of the Perth office of a national law firm.
Committee membership: Attends Board committee meetings. 
Current directorships:
Chair: Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (member since 2011).
Director: Committee for Perth (since 2011).
Board Member: WA Youth Jazz Orchestra (since 2013).​​
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Frank C Cooper, AO
BCom​, FCA

T​erm of office:
 Director since February 2013.
Independent: Yes
Age: 58
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: 
Chair: Insurance Commission of Western Australia, University of Western Australia Strategic Resources Committee and West Australian Football Commission.
Member: Senate of the University of Western Australia and State Health Research Advisory Council.
 
 
 

 
 
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Christopher M Haynes, OBE
BSc, DPhil, CEng, FIMechE

T​erm of office: Director since June 2011.
Independent: Yes
Age: 66
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 and Risk, Sustainability and Nominations Committees​.
Current directorships:
Director: WorleyParsons Limited (since 2012).



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 Andrew Jamieson, OBE
 F.R.Eng., C.Eng., F. Inst Chem E​​

T​erm of office:
 Director since February 2005.
Independent: Yes
Age: 66
Experience: Former Executive Vice President Gas and Projects of Shell Gas and Power International BV with more than 30 years experience with Shell in Europe, Australia and Africa. From 1997 to 1999 Dr Jamieson was seconded to Woodside as General Manager North West Shelf Venture. Retired from Shell in June 2009.
Committee membership: Chair of the Human Resources & Compensation Committee, Member of the Sustainability and Nominations Committees. 
Current directorships:
Director: Hoegh LNG Holdings Ltd (since 2009) and Velocys PLC (since 2010) 
Chair: Seven Energy International Limited Director (since 2011).
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David I McEvoy
BSc (Physics), Grad Dip (Geophysics)​​

T​erm of office:
 Director since September 2005.
Independent: Yes
Age: 67
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:
Director: AWE Limited (since 2006).
Directorships of other listed entities within the past three years:
Acer Energy Limited (2002 to November 2012) and Po Valley Energy Ltd (2004 to May 2012).
 
 

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

T​erm of office:
 Director since December 2012.
Independent: Yes
Age: 47
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 a consultant 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:
Director:  Aker Solutions ASA (since 2011).
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