Keiran first joined Oil Search in 1993 and was appointed to the role of Managing Director in 2020. Since assuming this role, Keiran has focused on driving sustained low costs, simplifying our PNG operations and defining our strategy to deliver our world-class development assets. Keiran has over 30 years’ experience in the international oil and gas industry. During his time at Oil Search, he has held several senior management positions, including key exploration and new business roles in Port Moresby, Dubai and Sydney. Between 2009-2014 Keiran held directorships in Australian oil companies and established Aligned Energy, a biomass company. Keiran re-joined Oil Search in 2015 and was appointed EVP & President Alaska in 2018.
Corporate, Group Secretary
& General Counsel
Michael joined Oil Search in 2014 and leads the legal, regulatory, M&A, group secretariat, contracting & procurement, people & culture and health & wellbeing teams. Michael has over 26 years’ international oil and gas experience, including leadership roles based in Russia, Canada, UK and US. He began his legal career in private practice at Linklaters, London. In 2001, Michael joined BP PLC and, in 2010, was appointed Associate General Counsel BP responsible for global upstream businesses.
Bruce joined Oil Search in 2018 and is responsible for management and delivery of our Alaska business unit. Bruce has over 35 years’ international experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Oil Search, Bruce was General Director for Naftogaz in Ukraine and led the upstream division of the firm. He has held a wide range of technical, financial and executive leadership roles with companies across the globe including ConocoPhillips, Talisman, CASA Exploration and has served as a member of the United Way Board of Directors.
Diego joined Oil Search in 2014 and is responsible for the commercial, business development and growth, strategy and planning and commodity marketing functions, including management of our LNG operations and growth projects. Diego has over 20 years’ international oil and gas experience. He has held various lead commercial and project management roles within the Company. Diego previously worked at ExxonMobil for over 15 years, in a range of technical, operational and leadership positions, based in Europe and the Middle East. He is well-versed in both the downstream and upstream sectors.
Stephen joined Oil Search in 2004 and is responsible for the finance, tax, treasury, audit and risk and investor relations functions. Prior to joining Oil Search, Stephen had a 20 year career in corporate finance at two of Australia’s largest multinational construction materials companies and a major Australian telecoms company. Stephen’s roles at Oil Search have covered various senior corporate finance responsibilities including Group Secretary between 2009 to 2019. Stephen was appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer at Oil Search in 2012.
Bart joined Oil Search in 2019 and is responsible for our PNG operations. Bart has over 37 years’ experience in upstream oil and gas. Prior to joining Oil Search in 2019, Bart was Vice President Development at Shell, responsible for all subsurface, drilling and facilities activities between discovery and production for Shell’s operated conventional oil and gas assets. He has extensive project development experience across the full project lifecycle and has lived and worked in many international locations.
Sustainability & Technology
Beth joined Oil Search in 2007 and is responsible for sustainability, technology and HSES. Beth has over 20 years’ international experience in the oil and gas industry. She has held commercial and general management roles within the Company and was instrumental in the sanctioning of the PNG LNG project. Beth has strong governance and stakeholder engagement experience across government, community groups and joint venture partners. Beth previously worked at Woodside Energy in technical and management positions.
Leon joined Oil Search in 2012 and has oversight of our PNG business unit as country manager. Prior to his appointment as PNG Country Manager, Leon was Senior Vice President for External Affairs – Community. Prior to joining Oil Search, he was the Managing Director of PNG’s largest superannuation fund, playing a major part in its governance transformation, and has been the Chairman of PNG’s Investment Promotion Authority since 2012. Leon also sits on several prominent PNG Boards across not-for-profit, multinationals, commercial and government sectors.