Board of Directors

Robert Hill

Robert Hill

Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman

LLB, BA, LLD(Hon), LLM, DPolSc(Hon)

Term of office

Appointed to the Board on 18 June 2018. Formerly an Independent Non-Executive Director of Viva Energy Holding Pty Limited (5 February 2015 to 17 July 2018).

Skills and experience

The Hon. Robert Hill is a former barrister and solicitor who specialised in corporate and taxation law and who now consults in the area of international political risk. He has had extensive experience serving on boards and as chairman of public and private institutions, particularly in the environment and defence sectors.

Robert Hill was previously Australia’s Minister for Defence, Minister for the Environment and Leader of the Government in the Senate during his time as a Senator for South Australia. He served as Australia’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York. Robert is a former Chancellor of the University of Adelaide. In 2012, he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia for services to government and the parliament.

Robert is currently Chairman of the Antarctic Science Foundation, Chairman of the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust, Chairman of Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living and Chairman of Re Group Pty Limited.

Board Committee memberships

  • Chair of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee
  • Member of the HSSEC Committee
  • Member of the Investment Committee
Scott Wyatt

Scott Wyatt

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

BCA

Term of office

Appointed as CEO on 13 August 2014. Appointed to the Board on 7 June 2018.

Skills and experience

Scott Wyatt has more than 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector and has held various leadership roles within Viva Energy’s downstream oil and gas business (formerly Shell) including strategy, marketing (consumer and commercial) and supply and distribution.

After a long career with Shell in New Zealand, Australia and Singapore, Scott relocated to Australia in 2006 as Distribution Manager (Australia and New Zealand) and in 2009 was appointed General Manager of Supply and Distribution Australia. In July 2013, he was appointed Vice President Downstream Australia, responsible for the downstream businesses in Australia. Scott was appointed as CEO in August 2014.

Board Committee memberships

  • Member of the Investment Committee
Arnoud De Meyer

Arnoud De Meyer

Independent Non-Executive Director

MSc.E, MSc.BA, PhD Management, Hon Phd

Term of office

Appointed to the Board on 18 June 2018.

Skills and experience

Arnoud De Meyer is a former President of Singapore Management University and was previously a Professor in Management Studies at the University of Cambridge and Director of Judge Business School. Arnoud was also associated with INSEAD as a professor for 23 years, and was the founding Dean of INSEAD’s Asia Campus in Singapore.

Arnoud currently serves on the board of Singapore Symphonia Company and he is an Independent Director of Dassault Systèmes (since 2005), listed on the Euronext Paris exchange. Arnoud previously served as an independent director for the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (UK) and the Singapore Economic Review Committee. He also served on the boards of Singapore International Chamber of Commerce and Temasek Management Services.

Board Committee memberships

  • Chair of the Investment Committee
  • Member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee
Jane McAloon

Jane McAloon

Independent Non-Executive Director

BEc(Hons), LLB, GDip CorpGov, FAICD

Term of office

Appointed to the Board on 18 June 2018.

Skills and experience

Jane McAloon has over 25 years of business, government and regulatory experience at senior executive and board levels across the energy, infrastructure and natural resources sectors.

Jane was an executive at BHP Billiton and AGL. Prior to this, she held positions in government in energy, rail and natural resources.

Jane is currently a non-executive Director of Energy Australia (since 2012) and Cogstate Limited (since 2017). She is a former Director of Healthscope Limited (from 2016 to 2019). Jane is also a board member of Civil Aviation Safety Authority and the Port of Melbourne.

Board Committee memberships

  • Chair of the HSSEC Committee
  • Member of the Audit and Risk Committee
  • Member of the Investment Committee
Sarah Ryan

Sarah Ryan

Independent Non-Executive Director

PhD (Petroleum and Geophysics), BSc (Geophysics) (Hons 1), BSc (Geology), FTSE

Term of office

Appointed to the Board on 18 June 2018.

Skills and experience

Sarah Ryan has almost 30 years of international experience in the energy industry, ranging from technical and operational roles at a number of oil and gas companies, to a decade of experience as an equity analyst covering natural resources.

Sarah is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Member of Women Corporate Directors and a Member of Chief Executive Women. She serves as a member of the selection panel of the General Sir John Monash Foundation, Chair of the Advisory board of Unearthed Solutions, and is Deputy Chair of ATSE Energy Forum.

Sarah is currently a Non-Executive Director of Woodside Petroleum Limited (since 2012), Akastor ASA (since 2014), listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and Kinetic Pty Ltd (since 2016). She is a former director of Central Petroleum Limited (from 2017 until 2018) and Aker Solutions (from 2010 to 2014).

Board Committee memberships

  • Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee
  • Member of the HSSEC Committee
  • Member of the Investment Committee
Dat Duong

Dat Duong

Non-Executive Director

BBA, CFA

Term of office

Appointed to the Board on 7 June 2018. Formerly a Non-Executive Director of Viva Energy Holding Pty Limited (1 January 2017 to 17 July 2018).

Skills and experience

Dat Duong is the Head of Investments for Vitol in Asia Pacific.

Dat joined Vitol in 2010, prior to which he was an Associate Partner at Leopard Capital, an investment fund focused on Asia’s frontier and emerging markets.

Dat has extensive international investment banking experience, including with Merrill Lynch in the Global Energy and Power Investment Banking Group in both Hong Kong and Canada, where he led multiple landmark downstream oil transactions.

Dat commenced his career at Esso Imperial Oil in Canada as a business analyst.

Board Committee memberships

  • Member of the Audit and Risk Committee
  • Member of the Investment Committee
Hui Meng Kho

Hui Meng Kho

Non-Executive Director

BSc (Chemical Engineering) (Hon)

Term of office

Appointed to the Board on 18 June 2018. Formerly a Non- Executive Director of Viva Energy Holding Pty Limited (23 June 2014 to 17 July 2018).

Skills and experience

Hui Meng Kho is the President and CEO of Vitol Asia Pte Ltd and a member of the Vitol Group Board of Directors. Hui Meng joined Vitol in 1987 and has been the head of Vitol Asia since 1999.

Prior to joining Vitol, Hui Meng was with Esso Singapore, involved in logistics, planning, trading and refinery operations.

Hui Meng is currently a director of Boustead Petroleum Sdn. Bhd. (formerly BP Malaysia) and on the Board of Trustees of Singapore Management University.

Hui Meng was conferred the title ‘Dato’ by the Ruler of the Malaysian state of Pahang in 2004.

Board Committee memberships

  • Member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee
  • Member of the Investment Committee