Board of Directors

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Michael A Chaney, AO

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

Term of office: Director since November 2005.
Chairman since July 2007.
Independent: Yes
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 director of BHP Billiton Limited (1995 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 2015)
Director: The Centre for Independent Studies Ltd (since 2000)
Chancellor: The University of Western Australia (since 2006)
Member: Commonwealth Science Council (since 2014) and Australia-Germany Advisory Group (since 2014)
Directorships of other listed entities within the past three years: National Australia Bank Limited (2004 to 2015)

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Peter J Coleman

BEng, MBA, FATSE
CEO and Managing Director

Term of office: Director since 2011.
Independent: No
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 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 (since 2011)
Adviser: Monash Industry Council

Larry Archibald

MBA, BSc (Geosciences), BA (Geology)

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 Committees  
Current directorships / other interests:
Non-executive director: MainSail Energy Plc (since 2016)
Adviser: Guidestone Energy LLC (since 2016)
Adviser: Warburg Pincus (since 2016)
 
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Melinda A Cilento

BA, BEc (Hons), MEc

Term of office: Director since December 2008.
Independent: Yes
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 2014)
Member: Chief Executive Women​
 
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Frank C Cooper, AO

BCom, FCA, FAICD​

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 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 and University of Western Australia Strategic Resources Committee.
Director: St John of God Australia Limited (since 2015), South32 Limited (since 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 2015)

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Christopher M Haynes, OBE

BSc, DPhil, FREng, CEng, FIMechE

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 Committees.
Current directorships / other interests:
Director: WorleyParsons Limited (since 2012)
President: Energy Industries Council (since 2015)

Ian Macfarlane

Former Australian Federal Minister (Resources; Energy; Industry and Innovation), FAICD 

Term of office: Director since 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 farming, 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 Committees.
Current directorships / other interests:
Chief Executive: Queensland Resources Council (since 2016) 
Chair: Innovative Manufacturing Co-operative Research Centre
Member: Toowoomba Community Advisory Committee of the University of Queensland Rural Clinical School
 
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David I McEvoy

BSc (Physics), Grad Dip (Geophysics)

Term of office: Director since September 2005.
Independent: Yes
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) and Seven Group Holdings Limited (since 2015)

Ann Pickard

BA, MA

Term of office: Director since February 2016.
Independent: Yes
Experience: Retired from Royal Dutch Shell plc 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: Member of the Human Resources & Compensation, Sustainability and Nominations Committees.
Current directorships / other interests:
Director: KBR Inc.
Member: Chief Executive Women, 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 2012.
Independent: Yes
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 2014.
Committee membership: Member of the Audit & Risk, Sustainability and Nominations Committees 
Current directorships / other interests:
Director: Akastor ASA (since 2014) and Vautron Holdiongs Pty Ltd (since 2016)
Member: Chief Executive Women (since 2016)
Adviser to the Chairman: Saxo Bank, Denmark
Member: Advisory Board of Unearthed Solutions (since 2017)​
Directorships of other listed entities within the past three years: Aker Solutions ASA (2011 to 2014)
 
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Gene T Tilbrook

BSc, MBA

Term of office: Director since 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: Member of the Audit & Risk, Human Resources & Compensation and Nominations Committees.
Current directorships / other interests:
Deputy chair: National board of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (since 2016)
Director: Orica Limited (since 2013), GPT Group Limited (since 2010) and the Bell Shakespeare Company   
Member: Western Australia division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (since 2013)
Councillor: Curtin University 
Directorships of other listed entities within the past three years: Fletcher Building Limited (2009 - 2015), Aurizon Holdings Limited (2010 - 2016)