Executive Management


​Peter Coleman

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Joined Woodside 30 May 2011, 27 years' global oil and gas experience with the ExxonMobil group, filling a variety of roles in Australia, Africa, Asia and the United States.

​Michael Abbott

Senior Vice President Corporate and Legal

Michael was appointed as Senior Vice President Corporate and Legal in 2014. He has over 25 years of legal experience, with ten years of senior leadership in the oil and gas industry.

​Sherry Duhe

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Joined Woodside in December 2017 following previous finance and senior roles with ExxonMobil, Duke Energy, JM Huber and most recently with Royal Dutch Shell, where she was Vice President Finance Unconventionals.

​Robert Edwardes

Executive Vice President, Development

Joined Woodside 2012, more than 35 years' experience with roles including Managing Director of Worley Parsons in US and Latin America, and Project Director of the Kizomba deepwater oil development in Angola with ExxonMobil.

​Shaun Gregory

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Shaun has more than 20 years' industry experience. He joined Woodside in 1996 and has held a variety of roles in areas including mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy, new ventures and geophysics.

​Phil Loader

Executive Vice President, Global Exploration

Joined Woodside in July 2013, with more than 30 years' experience in the upstream oil and gas industry. Phil has previously held senior roles at Mubadala Petroleum and Anadarko Petroleum, and was also a Non-Executive Chairman of Chariot Oil and Gas.

​Reinhardt Matisons

Executive Vice President, Marketing, Trading and Shipping

Joined Woodside in 1996. More than 30 years' experience in the energy industry, including working with Poten & Partners, Alinta Gas, Western Power, and SECWA.

​Michael Utsler

Chief Operations Officer

Michael has more than 35 years' global experience in the upstream oil and gas industry. He joined Woodside in 2013 as Chief Operations Officer and is responsible for Woodside’s global logistics, drilling, production, HSEQ and security and crisis management. Prior to ​joining Woodside, Michael held the position of President for the BP-Gulf Coast restoration organisation. ​​