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Our Executive Team

Meet our Executive Team

Morné Engelbrecht
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
BCom (Hons), CA (A/NZ), MAICD

Mr Engelbrecht joined Beach in 2016 as Chief Financial Officer and was responsible for the finance, tax, treasury, IT, contracts & procurement, insurance, internal audit and investor relations functions. In November 2021, he was appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer of Beach and in May 2022 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer.

He is a Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years’ experience including in the oil & gas and resource sectors across various jurisdictions including Australia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Papua New Guinea and China.Prior to this he held various financial, commercial and advisory senior management positions at InterOil, Lihir Gold (Merged with Newcrest), Harmony Gold and PwC. In November 2021, he was appointed to the board of the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA).

Mr Engelbrecht also has extensive experience in strategy and planning, capital management, debt and equity markets, Mergers & Acquisitions and joint venture management and operations.

Morné Engelbrecht

Ian Grant
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Mr Grant has over 25 years’ experience in the energy industry, having held senior leadership and executive roles in operations, projects, drilling and supply chain functions.

Born in Scotland, Mr Grant has extensive North Sea experience and has worked in Europe and Australia with companies such as Mobil, ARCO/BP, Apache, Quadrant Energy and Santos.

Most recently Mr Grant was Chief Operating Officer for Quadrant Energy and Vice President of Production Operations for Santos based in Perth.

He is passionate about delivering safety, operational and commercial performance in both onshore and offshore environments.

 

Ian Grant

Sam Algar
GROUP EXECUTIVE EXPLORATION AND SUBSURFACE

Dr Algar joined Beach in February 2021 and brings over 25 years’ experience in the energy industry, having held senior leadership and executive roles in Australia and internationally, including the UK, Indonesia, Malaysia, Canada and the USA, looking after global exploration, new venture and subsurface portfolios.

Most recently Dr Algar was Senior Vice President, Subsurface and Exploration with ASX listed Oil Search Limited. Dr Algar holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Geology from Oxford University and a PhD Geology from Dartmouth College in the USA.

Previous employers include Ophir Energy, Murphy Oil, ENI, LASMO and Enterprise Oil.

Sam Algar

Thomas Nador
GROUP EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT

Mr Nador joined Beach in July 2019 as General Manager, WA Development, representing Beach in the Waitsia Joint Venture. He has over 25 years’ experience in the energy sector at senior management and executive levels.

He has held previous roles as Executive Vice President and Country Manager for InterOil in Papua New Guinea, as well as Development Manager, Project Interface Manager and Project Integration Manager for LNG projects at Woodside Energy.

Mr Nador holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of WA, a Post Graduate Diploma in Science from Curtin University of Technology and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Thomas Nador

Brett Doherty
GROUP EXECUTIVE HEALTH, SAFETY, ENVIRONMENT AND RISK
BEng (Electrical), LLB (Hons)

Mr Doherty joined Beach in February 2018 as Group Executive Health, Safety, Environment and Risk, bringing over 30 years of upstream oil and gas experience to Beach. His career includes extensive exposure to both offshore and onshore development and operations.

Prior to Beach, Mr Doherty was General Manager of Health, Safety and Environment at INPEX Australia. He has held several senior international positions during his career, including ten years as the Chief HSEQ Officer at RasGas Company Limited, in the State of Qatar.

Brett Doherty

Susan Jones
GENERAL COUNSEL
LLB (Hons)

Ms Jones joined Beach in February 2021 and was appointed General Counsel in August 2021. Prior to Beach, Ms Jones worked with Total as General Counsel, and was Senior Counsel at Woodside Energy, and held legal positions at BHPB and non-legal roles at Ophir Energy.  In addition to her in-house experience, Ms Jones has worked at King Wood Mallesons (in Australia) and Sidley Austin in New York.

Ms Jones is originally from South Australia and holds a LLB First Class Honours from Queensland University, is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is admitted to practice law in New York as well as Australia.

Susan Jones

Greg Murray
GROUP EXECUTIVE HUMAN RESOURCES
B.Health Sc, M.Bus (HRM)

Mr Murray joined Beach in January 2022 as Group Executive Human Resources and brings 20 years experience in energy and engineering services industries, including executive leadership of human resources, corporate affairs, marketing, communications and corporate social responsibility functions, combined with over 16 years international experience gained in the United Kingdom, Asia Pacific region and China. Mr Murray has also had commercial and major industrial projects leadership experience, including Mergers and Acquisitions and major transformation activities.

Prior to joining Beach, Mr Murray was Chief Human Resources, Communications and CSR Officer for ENGIE Asia Pacific and China region.

Mr Murray is responsible for Beach’s human resources and organisational development functions.

Greg Murray

Anne-Marie Barbaro
ACTING CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Ms Barbaro is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in the accounting industry, including 12 years the oil and gas sector.

Prior to this, Ms Barbaro held roles at Santos, Australian Naval infrastructure and PwC.

Anne-Marie Barbaro

Paul Hogarth
ACTING GROUP EXECUTIVE CORPORATE STRATEGY AND COMMERCIAL 

Mr Hogarth has over 25 years of international energy industry experience working in senior commercial, marketing, business development and strategy roles spanning the energy value chain in Australia, Europe, Asia, Africa and the USA.

Mr Hogarth joined Beach in October 2019 as General Manager Commercial and Marketing.  Prior to joining Beach, he worked for Shell, BG Group and Woodside.

His deep experience in global energy markets at various points of the energy value chain (upstream, midstream and downstream) developed his acute understanding of the key value drivers to successfully lead acquisition and divestment; market entry; and commercialisation of energy products, including LNG, domestic/pipeline gas, oil, condensate, LPG and electricity.

Mr Hogarth holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University.

Paul Hogarth