Board of Directors

Richard-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 Committee. Attends other Board committee meetings. 

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

Member: Evans and Partners Investment Committee

Directorships of other listed entities within the past three years:
Wesfarmers Limited (Managing Director and CEO) (2005 - 2017)  

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

 

Term of office:
Independent:
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) 

Director: Business Council of Australia (since 2017)

Member: The Federal Government's Advisory Group on Australia-Africa Relations (since 2015), Executive Committee of the Australia Japan Business Co-operation Council (since 2011) and Australian Institute of Company Directors (since 2011).

Adviser: Monash Industry Council

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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 Committees  

Current directorships / other interests:
Adviser: Warburg Pincus (since 2016)
Member: Geosciences Advisory Board of the University of Arizona
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Melinda Cilento
BA, BEc (Hons), MEc
Board member

 

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:

Chair of the Human Resources & Compensation, member of the Sustainability and Nominations Committees

Current directorships / other interests:

CEO:  Committee for Economic Development of Australia (since 2017)

Director: Australian Unity Limited (since 2014)

Co-Chair: Reconciliation Australia (Director since 2010) 

Member: Chief Executive Women​

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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, 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) and 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
Sc, DPhil, FREng, CEng, FIMechE
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 Committees.

Current directorships / other interests:

Director: WorleyParsons Limited (since 2012)

President: Energy Industries Council (since 2015)

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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 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

Fellow: Australian Institute of Company Directors
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Ann Pickard
BA, MA
Board member

 

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: 

Chair of the Sustainability Committee, member of the Human Resources & Compensation and Nominations Committees.

Current directorships / other interests:

Director: KBR Inc. (since 2015)

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

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

 

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), Central Petroleum Limited (since 2017), MPC Kinetic Pty Ltd (since 2016) and Viva Energy Group Ltd (since 2018)

Member: Chief Executive Women (since 2016) and Advisory Board of Unearthed Solutions (since 2017)​

 

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Gene T Tilbrook
BSc, MBA, FAICD
Board member

 

TERM OF OFFICE:

Director since  May 2011

INDEPENDENT:

No

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)

Directorships of other listed entities within the past three years: Fletcher Building Limited (2009 - 2015), Aurizon Holdings Limited (2010 - 2016)

 

Executive Committee

Sherry Duhe
BS (Accounting), MBA
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 

Joined Woodside:

2017

Sherry joined Woodside 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.

Meg O'Neill
Meg O’Neill
BS - Ocean Engineering, BS - Chemical Engineering, MS - Ocean Systems Management
Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

 

Joined Woodside:

2018

Experience:

With more than 20 years in the global oil and gas business, Meg is responsible for Woodside’s global logistics, drilling, production, HSEQ, reservoir management and the operations of all Woodside producing facilities. Prior to joining Woodside she was responsible for ExxonMobil’s major projects across Africa, including Angola, Nigeria, Tanzania and Mozambique, and was Executive Advisor to the Chairman of ExxonMobil in 2016. She also worked as Vice President, Asia Pacific and Managing Director, Norway for ExxonMobil. 


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Shaun Gregory
BSc (Hons.), MBT
Executive Vice President Exploration & Chief Technology Officer

 

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 Chief Technology Officer 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.

 

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Robert Edwardes
BSc (Eng), PhD
Executive Vice President Development

 

Joined Woodside

2012

More than 38 years in the resources industry, including a 25 year career with ExxonMobil, culminating as Project Director responsible for execution of the Kizomba A deepwater oil development in Angola. Prior to joining Woodside, Robert spent 10 years with WorleyParsons where in 2008 he assumed the role of Managing Director of operations in the US and Latin America Regions. Appointed Chairman of the Western Australian Ballet in 2015.

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Reinhardt Matisons
BEng, MBA
Executive Vice President - Marketing, Trading & Shipping

 

JOINED Woodside:

1996

Reinhart has responsibility for overseeing Woodside’s Marketing Function along with managing its gas, LNG, oil marketing, commercial shipping, and trading activities, including Woodside’s regional offices in Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing; and has responsibility for the development of new markets and Woodside’s fuel business. Prior to joining Woodside, he worked with SECWA, Alinta Gas and Western Power where he held various positions including Manager Strategic Planning and Manager Gas Purchasing. From 2002-2004 he worked at Poten & Partners, Inc., a private energy firm, in New York advising industry participants in the Atlantic Basin region.

 

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Michael Abbott
B. Juris, LLB, BA, MBA
Senior Vice President Corporate and Legal

 

Joined Woodside:

2014

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.

Jacky Connolly
B.Com, MOHS
Vice President People and Global Capability

 

Joined Woodside:

2017

Jacky is a HR professional with over 20 years of experience across Australia, New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East and Turkey.  Detailed experience in coaching, mentoring, identifying talent, M&A, leadership of teams, payroll, immigration and HR processes. Prior to joining Woodside, Jacky worked for General Electric for 10 years. The last 4 years she was the HR Regional Shared Services Leader in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

 

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