Ministers & CEOs speaking
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Woodside Energy Ltd.
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,
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
Meg is originally from Boulder, Colorado, and is a graduate of the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, with degrees in Ocean and Chemical Engineering.