Our Board Committees play an important role in the Board’s focus on strong corporate governance and effective risk management. They address key elements of how we deliver our strategic objectives and how we engage with stakeholders, ultimately protecting our Company, people and reputation.

There are five Board Committees: Audit and Financial Risk; People and Nominations; Sustainability; Corporate Actions Committee; and Project and Technology Committee. The Board Committees are governed by charters that are approved by the Board. The membership and responsibilities of each Board Committee is set out in its Charter.

Aside from Corporate Actions Committee and the Project and Technology Committee, each Board Committee has a PNG citizen who is an Independent Committee member and provides ready access to local experience, knowledge and networks.  These appointments reflect our continued investment in PNG’s future and align with our aim of enhancing the local pool of capable, well-rounded business leaders. See the Corporate Governance Statement for more information.

The Charters of each Board Committee can be found in the Board and Board Committee charters section of the website.

Board and Board Committees' structure and responsibilities

NameResponsibilitiesMembership
Oil Search Board
  • Setting and endorsing the strategic direction on all matters of importance to Oil Search.
  • Making sure the necessary resources are available to achieve our objectives in a socially responsible manner.
  • Setting Oil Search’s vision, values and standards of conduct and ensuring these are adhered to.
  • Establishing a framework of prudent and effective controls that enable risk to be assessed and managed.
  • Monitoring management and safeguarding the rights and interests of shareholders and other stakeholders .
  • Establishing the Remuneration Policy for Directors, executives and other employees.

  • Richard Lee
    Chairman
  • Keiran Wulff
    Managing Director
  • Bakheet Al Katheeri
    Non-Executive Director
  • Kostas Constantinou
    Independent Director
  • Susan Cunningham
    Independent Director
  • Eileen Doyle
    Independent Director
  • Fiona Harris
    Independent Director
  • Agu Kantsler
    Independent Director
  • Mel Togolo
    Independent DIrector
Board Committees

Audit and Financial Risk Committee
  • Assisting the Board to fulfil its corporate governance and oversight responsibilities in relation to financial reporting, accounting policies, internal control systems, internal audit and compliance functions, external audit functions and Oil Search’s process for managing compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Affirming that all identified material financial risks arising during the Group’s activities have clearly defined ownership and oversight within the Board and Board Committee structure.
  • Fiona Harris
    Committee Chair
  • Kostas Constantinou
    Committee Member
  • Susan Cunningham
    Committee Member
  • Eileen Doyle
    Committee Member
  • Richard Lee
    Committee Member
  • Mel Togolo
    Committee Member
  • Winifred Amini
    Independent Committee Member
  • Mary Johns
    Independent Committee Member
People and Nominations Committee
  • Providing advice and recommendations to the Board regarding the remuneration of Directors, executives and other employees.
  • Providing advice and recommendations to the Board regarding the skills needed and available for the Board to be able to discharge its duties and add value.
  • Overseeing the establishment and monitoring of strategies to promote diversity and inclusiveness, setting objectives on diversity and inclusiveness and reviewing progress against these objectives.
  • Agu Kantsler
    Committee Chair
  • Bakheet Al Katheeri
    Committee Member
  • Fiona Harris
    Committee Member
  • Richard Lee
    Committee Member
  • Mel Togolo
    Committee Member
  • Richard Kuna
    Independent Committee Member
  • Des Yaninen
    Independent Committee Member
Sustainability Committee
  • Overseeing Oil Search’s strategies, processes and performance relating to health, safety, security and social responsibility, including human rights and climate change.
  • Ensuring our social responsibility performance and direction aligns with the Board’s policies and expectations.
  • Reviewing potential operational risks in relation to climate change, health, safety,  process safety, environment, community and other matters related to social responsibility.
  • Endorsing our annual social responsibility reporting.
  • Reviewing compliance with laws and regulations that apply to our operations in relation to health, safety and sustainability, and international sustainability frameworks and initiatives.
  • Eileen Doyle
    Committee Chair
  • Bakheet Al Katheeri
    Committee Member
  • Susan Cunningham
    Committee Member
  • Agu Kantsler
    Committee Member
  • Richard Lee
    Committee Member
  • Jennifer Baing-Waiko
    Independent Committee Member
  • Ganjiki Wayne
    Independent Committee Member 
Corporate Actions Committee

  • Assisting the Board to fulfil corporate governance responsibilities in relation to potential mergers, major acquisitions and divestments, capital raisings and other corporate initiatives as delegated by the Board.
  • Richard Lee
    Committee Chair
  • Fiona Harris
    Committee Member
  • Agu Kantsler
    Committee Member
  • Keiran Wulff
    Committee Member
Project and Technology Committee
  • The Committee will review the assurance programs at project stage gates in accordance with the Company's gated project management system. The Committee will also monitor the progress of ongoing projects against agreed budgets and schedules.
  • Review of the progression of Operated and Non-Operated Major Capital Projects or projects that have a major environmental, reputational or business continuity risk impact and make recommendations to the Board.
  • Providing advice and recommendations to the Board in relation to project, technology and stakeholder risks.
  • Assisting the Board to meet its oversight responsibilities by ensuring a culture of innovation and pursuing cost-effective and value-creating technology opportunities exists within the Company.
  • Bakheet Al Katheeri
    Committee Chair
  • Susan Cunningham
    Committee Member
  • Eileen Doyle
    Committee Member
  • Agu Kantsler
    Committee Member
  • Richard Lee
    Committee Member