Director profiles

Glenn Davis
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
LLB, BEc, FAICD

Mr Davis is a solicitor and principal of DMAW Lawyers, a firm he founded. He joined Beach in July 2007 as a non-executive director and was appointed non-executive Deputy Chairman in June 2009 and Chairman in November 2012. Mr Davis brings to the Board his expertise in the execution of large legal and commercial transactions and his expertise and experience in corporate activity regulated by the Corporations Act and ASX Limited. Mr Davis is a director of ASX listed companies Monax Mining Limited (since 2004) and a former director of Marmota Energy Limited (from 2007 to June 2015).

Mr Davis’s special responsibilities include membership of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee. He was elected to the Board on 6 July 2007, last having been re-elected to the Board on 10 November 2016.


Colin Beckett
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN
FIEA, MICE, GAICD

As an engineer with over 35 years’ experience in engineering design, project management, commercial and gas marketing, Mr Beckett offers a diverse and complementary set of skills in a range of technical disciplines. Mr Beckett previously held senior executive positions at Chevron Australia Pty Ltd, most recently as the General Manager responsible for the development of the Gorgon LNG and domestic gas project, being developed on Barrow Island offshore Western Australia.

Mr Beckett read engineering at Cambridge University and has a Master of Arts (1975). He is currently the Chancellor of Curtin University, Chairman of Perth Airport Pty Ltd and Western Power and a past Chairman and board member of the Australian Petroleum Producers and Explorers Association (APPEA), and a past member of the West Australian Scitech Board. In addition Mr Beckett is a past member of the Resources Sector Suppliers Advisory Forum and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Engineers.

Mr Beckett’s special responsibilities include chairmanship of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and membership of the Risk, Corporate Governance and Sustainability Committee. He was elected to the Board on 2 April 2015, last having been re-elected to the Board on 25 November 2015.


Philip Bainbridge
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
BSc (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, MAICD

Mr Bainbridge joined Beach in March 2016. Mr Bainbridge has extensive industry experience having worked for the BP Group for 23 years in a range of petroleum engineering, development, commercial and senior management roles in the UK, Australia and USA. From 2006, he has worked at Oil Search, initially as Chief Operating Officer, then Executive General Manager LNG, responsible for all aspects of Oil Search’s interests in the $19 billion PNG LNG project, then EGM Growth responsible for gas growth and exploration.

He is currently a non-executive director of the board of the PNG Sustainable Development Program and a non-executive Chairman of Sino Gas and Energy Holding. He was formerly a non-executive director of Drillsearch Energy Limited from 2013 to 2016.

Mr Bainbridge’s special responsibilities include chairmanship of the Risk, Corporate Governance and Sustainability Committee. He was elected to the Board on 1 March 2016, last having been re-elected to the Board on 10 November 2016.


Fiona Bennett
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
BA (Hons) FCA, FAICD, FIML

Ms Bennett is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ experience in business and financial management, corporate governance, risk management and audit. She has previously held senior executive positions at BHP Billiton Limited and Coles Group Limited, and has been the Chief Financial Officer at several organisations within the health sector. Ms Bennett is a graduate of The Executive Program at the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School and the AICD Company Directors' course. She is currently a director of Hills Holdings Limited (since 2010) and Select Harvests Limited (since 2017) and a former director of Boom Logistics Limited (from 2010 to 2015).

Ms Bennett’s special responsibilities include chairmanship of the Audit Committee and membership of the Risk, Corporate Governance and Sustainability Committee. She was elected to the Board on 23 November 2012, last having been re-elected to the Board on 25 November 2015.


Jim McKerlie
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
BEc, Dip Fin Mgt, FCA FAICD

Mr McKerlie is a Chartered Accountant and business consultant and has had an international career consulting to the public and private sector on technology, digital innovation and growth strategies as a partner at KPMG and Partner in Charge at Deloitte. He brings to the Board extensive corporate experience as director and chairman of private and public companies. He is currently the chairman of Lithium Consolidated Minerals Exploration Limited (since its ASX listing in March 2017) and is the former chairman of Drillsearch Energy Limited (from 2008 to 2016).

Mr McKerlie’s special responsibilities include membership of the Audit Committee. He was elected to the Board on 1 March 2016, last having been re-elected to the Board on 10 November 2016.


Ryan Stokes
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
BComm FAIM

Mr Stokes is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Seven Group Holdings Limited (SGH). He has been an executive director of the company since February 2010 and CEO since 2015. SGH and related corporations collectively have a relevant interest in 22.89% of the shares of Beach. SGH owns 43% of Seven West Media Limited (SWM). SWM owns the Seven Network (the largest free to air television network in Australia and a significant content producer), The West Australian Newspaper, Pacific Magazines and 50% of Yahoo7. SGH owns WesTrac Pty Limited, a large Caterpillar franchisee in NSW, ACT, WA and Northern China. 

Mr Stokes has extensive experience in China, having developed relationships with various mining and media companies over the past fifteen years. He is also a Director of Coates Hire Pty Limited a joint venture between SGH and Carlyle. He has been a director of Seven West Media Limited since 2012.

Mr Stokes’s special responsibilities include membership of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee. He was elected to the Board on 20 July 2016, last having been re-elected to the Board on 10 November 2016.


Richard Richards
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
BComs/Law (Hons), LLM, MAppFin

Mr Richards is currently Chief Financial Officer of Seven Group Holdings Limited (SGH) (since October 2013). He is responsible for Finance across the diversified conglomerate (equipment manufacture, sales and service, equipment hire, investments, property, media and oil and gas). Mr Richards is a member of the Board of Directors of WesTrac Australia, WesTrac China, SGH Energy and is a Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of Coates Hire. He has held senior finance roles with Downer EDI and Qantas.

Mr Richards’ special responsibilities include membership of the Audit Committee. He was elected to the Board on 4 February 2017.


Dr Peter Moore
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
PhD, BSc (Hons), MBA, GAICD

Dr Moore has over 35 years of oil and gas industry experience. His career commenced at the Geological Survey of Western Australia, with subsequent appointments at Delhi Petroleum Pty Ltd, Esso Australia, ExxonMobil and Woodside. Dr Moore joined Woodside as Geological Manager in 1998 and progressed through the roles of Head of Evaluation, Exploration Manager Gulf of Mexico, Manager Geoscience Technology Organisation and Vice President Exploration Australia. Dr Moore led Woodside’s global exploration efforts as Executive Vice President Exploration. In this capacity, he was a member of Woodside's Executive Committee and Opportunities Management Committee, a leader of its Crisis Management Team, Head of the Geoscience function and a director of ten subsidiary companies. He has an Executive MBA from the Mt Eliza campus of the Melbourne Business School and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Dr Moore is a Professor and Executive Director of Strategic Engagement at Curtin University’s Business School, He has his own consulting company, Norris Strategic Investments Pty Ltd. Dr Moore is currently a non-executive director of Central Petroleum Ltd (since 2014) and Carnarvon Petroleum Ltd (since 2015).

Dr Moore was elected to the Board on 1 July 2017.