Meet our Board of Directors
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
LLB, BEc, FAICD
Mr Davis has practiced as a solicitor in corporate and risk throughout Australia for over 30 years initially in a national firm and then a firm he founded. He has expertise and experience in the execution of large transactions, risk management and in corporate activity regulated by the Corporations Act and ASX Limited. Mr Davis has worked in the oil and gas industry as an advisor and director for over 25 years.
Mr Davis’s special responsibilities include membership of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee. Mr Davis joined Beach on 6 July 2007 as a non-executive director. He was appointed non-executive Deputy Chairman in June 2009 and Chairman in November 2012. He was last re-elected to the Board on 23 November 2018.
Colin Beckett AO
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN
Mr Beckett is an experienced non-executive director and previously held senior executive positions in Australia with Chevron, Mobil, and BP. His experience in engineering design, project management, commercial negotiations and gas marketing provides him with a diverse and complementary set of skills relevant to the oil and gas industry.
Mr Beckett read engineering at Cambridge University and has a Master of Arts. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from Curtin University in 2019. He was previously a fellow of the Australian Institute of Engineers. He is a graduate member of the Institute of Company Directors.
He is currently Chair of Western Power. He was the Chancellor of Curtin University until end 2018. He is a past Chairman of Perth Airport Pty Ltd and past Chairman of the Australian Petroleum Producers and Explorers Association (APPEA).
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 appointed to the Board on 2 April 2015, last having been re-ected to the Board on 26 November 2019.
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
BSc (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, MAICD
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 the non-executive chairman of the PNG Sustainable Development Program and the non-executive chairman of the Global Institute of Carbon Capture and Storage. He was formerly the non-executive chairman of Sino Gas and Energy Holdings until 2018 and a non-executive director of Drillsearch Energy Limited from 2013 to 2016.
Mr Bainbridge’s special responsibilities include membership of the Risk, Corporate Governance and Sustainability Committee and the Audit Committee. He was appointed by the Board on 1 March 2016, last having been elected to the Board on 26 November 2019.
BComs/Law (Hons), LLM, MAppFin, CA, Admitted Solicitor
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 Pty Limited and SGH Energy Pty Limited, is a Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of Coates Hire Pty Limited, a Director of Boral Limited, a Director and member of KU Children Services (NFP) and a member of the Marcia Burgess Foundation Committee (DGR). He has held senior finance roles with Downer EDI, the Lowy Family Group and Qantas.
Mr Richards is both a Chartered Accountant and admitted solicitor with over 30 years of experience in business and complex financial structures, corporate governance, risk management and audit.
Mr Richards’ special responsibilities include membership of the Audit Committee, and as a member of the Risk, Corporate Governance & Sustainability Committee. He was appointed to the Board on 4 February 2017 and was last re-elected to the Board on 25 November 2020.
Dr Peter Moore
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
PhD, BSc (Hons), MBA, GAICD
Dr Moore has over 40 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. From 2009 to 2013, 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. From 2014 to 2018, Dr Moore was 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 Carnarvon Petroleum Ltd (since 2015).
Dr Moore’s special responsibilities include chairmanship of the Risk, Corporate Governance and Sustainability Committee and membership of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee. Dr Moore was appointed by the Board on 1 July 2017 and last reelected to the Board on 26 November 2019.
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
B Eng (Mining) Hon, B Com,CPA, MAICD
Sally-Anne Layman is a company director with diverse international experience in the resources sector and financial markets. Previously, Ms Layman held a range of senior positions with Macquarie Group Limited, including as Division Director and Joint Head of the Perth office of the Metals, Mining & Agriculture Division.
Prior to moving into finance, Ms Layman undertook various roles with resource companies including Mount Isa Mines, Great Central Mines and Normandy Yandal. Ms Layman holds a WA First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency.
Ms Layman is also a Non-Executive Director of Imdex Ltd, Pilbara Minerals Ltd and Newcrest Mining Ltd.
Ms Layman holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) Hon from Curtin University and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Southern Queensland. Ms Layman is a Certified Practicing Accountant, and is a member of CPA Australia Ltd and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ms Layman is Chair of the Audit Committee, was appointed to the Board in February 2019 and formally elected to the Board on 26 November 2019.
B Eng (Met) (Hons), GAICD, MIEAust, SPE
Ms Margaret Hall has circa 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, spanning both super-major and independent companies.
Ms Hall is currently Chief Executive Officer of SGH Energy and holds responsibility for delivering value from the SGH Energy oil and gas assets within Australia and the USA. From 2011 to 2014 she held senior management roles in Nexus Energy with responsibilities covering development, production, operations, engineering, exploration, health, safety and environment. This was preceded by 19 years with ExxonMobil in Australia, across production and development in the Victorian Gippsland Basin and Joint Ventures across Australia.
Ms Hall is a Director of SGH Energy Pty Ltd and its subsidiary entities within Seven Group Holdings Ltd’s group of companies.
Ms Hall was appointed a non-executive director of Beach Energy Limited on 10 November 2021.