Board of Directors

R 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 & Governance 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)  

P Coleman
Peter J Coleman
BEng, MBA, FTSE, MAICD, D.Law (Hon)
CEO and Managing Director

 

Term of office:
Independent:
Experience:

More than 35 years in the global oil and gas business, including 27 years’ experience with the ExxonMobil group. 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: Executive Committee of the Australia Japan Business Co-operation Council (since 2011) and Australian Institute of Company Directors (since 2011).

Adviser: Monash Industry Council

L Archibald
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 & Governance Committees  

Current directorships / other interests:

Chairman: University of Arizona Geosciences Advisory Board

F Cooper
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 Committee. Member of the Human Resources & Compensation and Nominations & Governance 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 and ASIC Corporate Governance Consultative Panel

President: Western Australia division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Trustee: St John of God Health Care (since 2015)

Pro Chancellor: University of Western Australia

Swee Chen Goh
BSc (Information Science), MBA
Board member

 

TERM OF OFFICE:

Director since January 2020

INDEPENDENT:

Yes

Experience:

Joined Shell in 2003 and retired as Chairperson of the Shell companies in Singapore in January 2019. Served on the boards of a number of Shell joint ventures in China, Korea and Saudi Arabia and has extensive board and governance experience. Prior to joining Shell, worked at Procter & Gamble and IBM. Gained significant experience in a diverse range of industries, including oil and gas, consumer goods and IT.

Committee membership: 

Member of the Human Resources & Compensation, Sustainability and Nominations & Governance Committees

Current directorships / other interests: 

 

Chair: Singapore Institute for Human Resource Professionals (since 2016) and the National Arts Council Singapore (since 2019).

Director: Singapore Airlines Ltd (since 2019), Singapore Power Ltd (since 2019) and CapitaLand Ltd (since 2017)

Advisory Board Member: The Centre for Liveable Cities

Member: Singapore Legal Services Commission

President: Global Compact Network Singapore 

Trustee: Nanyang Technological University

C Haynes
Christopher M Haynes, OBE
BSc, DPhil, FREng, CEng, FIMechE, FIEAust
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 & Governance Committees.

Current directorships / other interests:

Director: Worley Limited (since 2012)

McFarlane square
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 agriculture, 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 & Governance 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

 
A Pickard
Ann Pickard
BA, MA
Board member

 

TERM OF OFFICE:

Director since February 2016

INDEPENDENT:

Yes

Experience: 

Retired from Shell 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 & Governance Committees.

Current directorships / other interests:

Director: KBR Inc. (since 2015)

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

S Ryan
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 30 years' experience in the oil and gas industry in various technical, operational and senior management positions, including 15 years with Schlumberger Ltd. From 2007 until 2017 Dr Ryan was an equity analyst, portfolio manager and energy advisor for Earnest Partners.

Committee membership:

Member of the Audit & Risk, Sustainability and Nominations & Governance Committees 

Current directorships / other interests:

Director: Akastor ASA (since 2014), Aurizon Holdings (since 2019), MPC Kinetic Pty Ltd (since 2016) and Viva Energy Group Ltd (since 2018)

Member: Chief Executive Women (since 2016), ASIC Corporate Governance Consultative Panel (since 2019) and Board of the Future Battery Industries Co-operative Research Centre (since 2020).

Directorships of other listed entities within the past three years: 

Central Petroleum Limited (2017 to 2018)

G Tilbrook 2
Gene T Tilbrook
BSc, MBA, FAICD
Board member

 

TERM OF OFFICE:

Director since December 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: 

Chair of the Human Resources & Compensation Committee. Member of the Audit & Risk and Nominations & Governance Committees.

Current directorships / other interests:

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)

Executive Committee

S Duhe
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 (US).

Sherry is from Louisiana in the United States, where she grew up and attended Louisiana State University majoring in Accounting and Internal Audit. Sherry holds an MBA from the University of South Carolina, which included time in Paris, France, studying and interning with Citibank.

In August 2019, Sherry commenced as Chair of the West Australian Ballet.

S Gregory
Shaun Gregory
BSc (Hons.), MBT
Executive Vice President Sustainability and 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.

 

M ONeill
Meg O’Neill
BS - Ocean Engineering, BS - Chemical Engineering, MS - Ocean Systems Management
Executive Vice President Development

 

Joined Woodside:

2018

Experience:

Meg became Executive Vice President Development in October 2019, after joining Woodside in May 2018 as Chief Operations Officer. Meg is responsible for Woodside’s developments, including Scarborough and Browse.  Meg has more than 20 years' experience in oil and gas. Prior to joining Woodside she was responsible for ExxonMobil’s major projects across Africa, including Angola, Nigeria, Tanzania and Mozambique, and was Executive Adviser to the Chairman of ExxonMobil in 2016. She also worked as Vice President, Asia Pacific and Managing Director, Norway for ExxonMobil. 


F Hick
Fiona Hick
BEng, BASc - Energy Studies
Acting Executive Vice President Operations

 

JOINED WOODSIDE:

2001

Experience:

Fiona became Acting Executive Vice President Operations in September 2019, responsible for Woodside’s global logistics, drilling, production, HSEQ, and reservoir management functions, and the operations of all producing facilities. With more than 25 years in the resources sector, Fiona was previously Vice President Strategy Planning and Analysis and Vice President Health, Safety, Environment and Quality, where under her leadership Woodside achieved its best personal safety performance in company history. Prior to joining Woodside, Fiona worked for several years with Rio Tinto, both in corporate and site-based roles. 

Fiona is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers and won the 2019 Chamber of Minerals and Energy Western Australia's Outstanding Woman in Resources Award.

R Matisons
Reinhardt Matisons
BEng, MBA
Executive Vice President Marketing, Trading and Shipping

 

JOINED Woodside:

1996

Reinhardt has responsibility for overseeing Woodside’s Marketing function, along with managing its gas, LNG, oil marketing, commercial shipping, and trading activities. He oversees regional offices in Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing,  the development of new markets, and Woodside’s LNG fuel business. Prior to joining Woodside, Reinhardt 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.

 

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

 

Joined Woodside:

2005

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.

J Connelly
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, including four years as the HR Regional Shared Services Leader in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

 

R Edwardes
Robert Edwardes
BSc (Eng), PhD
Executive Senior Adviser

 

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.

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