Appointment of Non-executive Director

Source Press Release
Company Woodside Petroleum Limited 
Tags Strategy - Corporate, People
Date June 02, 2021

The Board of Woodside is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Ben Wyatt as a non-executive director effective immediately.

Mr Wyatt is the former Western Australian Treasurer and has had ministerial responsibility for Finance, Energy, Aboriginal Affairs and Lands. He was the first Indigenous treasurer of any Australian parliament, and has held various shadow cabinet portfolios including responsibility for Native Title and the Pilbara. He retired from the Western Australian Parliament in March 2021.

Mr Wyatt’s extensive parliamentary and professional experience provides him with a detailed understanding of the broad range of stakeholder issues relevant to Woodside’s activities.

Mr Wyatt holds a Masters degree with Distinction from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia. Prior to entering Parliament, Mr Wyatt practised as a lawyer in both private practice and with the Western Australian Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Mr Wyatt was recently appointed to the Boards of the West Coast Eagles and the Telethon Kids Institute.

Woodside Chairman Richard Goyder said that Mr Wyatt’s background in treasury, finance and Indigenous affairs brings a unique dynamic to the Woodside Board.

“Mr Wyatt’s proven strategic leadership, demonstrated across his diverse ministerial portfolio, will be an important contributor to the Woodside Board as we execute our growth priorities and pursue the energy transition,” Mr Goyder said.

Mr Wyatt will join Woodside as an independent director and will be a member of the Human Resources & Compensation Committee, Sustainability Committee and Nominations & Governance Committee. Mr Wyatt will be considered for election as a non-executive director at Woodside’s Annual General Meeting 2022.

In accordance with the Listing Rules, please find attached an Appendix 3X Initial Director’s Notice.

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