Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Meg O’Neill was appointed Woodside Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in August 2021. She has 27 years’ experience in the global oil and gas industry, with positions and responsibilities extending across North America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Meg joined Woodside as Chief Operations Officer in May 2018, responsible for Woodside’s producing facilities and supporting production, logistics, drilling, HSEQ and reservoir management activities. In October 2019, Meg became Executive Vice President Development, which encompassed the delivery of all of Woodside’s major projects, and in August 2020, she also assumed responsibility for Marketing.
Prior to joining Woodside, Meg held the position of Vice President, Africa for ExxonMobil Development Company, based in Houston, where she was responsible for ExxonMobil’s major projects in Angola, Nigeria, Tanzania and Mozambique. Meg’s recent experience also includes her role as Executive Advisor to the Chairman of Exxon Mobil Corporation in 2016. Meg previously held senior leadership roles in ExxonMobil’s
Production Company in Indonesia, Norway and Canada.
Meg is Vice Chair of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) and serves on the boards of Reconciliation WA, WA Venues and Events Pty Ltd (WAVE) and West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO). She is Vice President of the Australian Resources and Energy Group (AMMA), an honorary Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AmCham), and a member of Chief
Executive Women (CEW) and University of Western Australia Business School Advisory Board.
Meg is originally from Boulder, Colorado, and is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with degrees in Ocean and Chemical Engineering.