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Mark Abbotsford

Woodside Energy

Executive Vice President Marketing & Trading

Mark was appointed to the role of Executive Vice President Marketing and Trading in 2022. Mark has more than 19 years’ of commercial, marketing, trading, finance and M&A experience across roles based in Australia, Singapore, Japan and the United Kingdom. Mark has held a number of senior positions at Woodside, including Executive Adviser to the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Vice President and Group Financial Controller, and Vice President Marketing, Trading and Shipping. Prior experience includes roles at the Western Australian Department of Treasury and BHP Iron Ore. Mark graduated from the Advancement Management Programme at Harvard Business School in 2021. Mark also holds a Master of Philosophy in Finance from the University of Cambridge, and a Bachelor of Economics (1.Hons) and MBA from the University of Western Australia.

Sessions With Mark Abbotsford

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 02:25pm - 03:05pm (CST) / 08/mar/2023 08:25 pm - 08/mar/2023 09:05 pm

    Navigating Volatile Energy Markets

    Recent global crises have created massive disruptions to the world’s energy systems. Successive upheavals of pandemic, economic reopening and war have triggered commodity shocks and geopolitical divisions that have stressed global supply chains and fueled inflation. Policy measures to counter inflation threaten a global recession. Is extreme volatility the new normal for energy and commodity markets? What does prolonged turbulence mean for future investments? How are producers and suppliers adjusting strategies to continue to meet global demand? How are they navigating the maze of policies on international sanctions?