• March 10 - 14, 2025

Meg O'Neill

Woodside Energy

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Meg O’Neill was appointed Woodside Energy Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in August 2021. She has 27 years’ experience in the global oil and gas industry, with positions and responsibilities extending across North America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Meg joined Woodside Energy as Chief Operations Officer in May 2018, responsible for Woodside’s producing facilities and supporting production, logistics, drilling, HSEQ and reservoir management activities. In October 2019, Meg became Executive Vice President Development, which encompassed the delivery of all of Woodside’s major projects, and in August 2020, she also assumed responsibility for Marketing. Prior to joining Woodside Energy, Meg held the position of Vice President, Africa for ExxonMobil Development Company, based in Houston, where she was responsible for ExxonMobil’s major projects in Angola, Nigeria, Tanzania and Mozambique. Meg’s recent experience also includes her role as Executive Advisor to the Chairman of Exxon Mobil Corporation in 2016. Meg previously held senior leadership roles in ExxonMobil’s Production Company in Indonesia, Norway and Canada. Meg is Chair of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) and serves on the boards of Reconciliation WA, WA Venues and Events Pty Ltd (WAVE) and West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO). She is an honorary Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AmCham), and a member of Chief Executive Women (CEW) and University of Western Australia Business School Advisory Board. Meg is originally from Boulder, Colorado, and is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with degrees in Ocean and Chemical Engineering. 

Sessions With Meg O'Neill

Monday, 18 March

  • 11:00am - 11:40am (CST) / 18/mar/2024 04:00 pm - 18/mar/2024 04:40 pm

    Strategic Choices in a Net Zero World

    Strategy and Business Models

    While the world needs a growing supply of affordable, reliable and sustainable energy in line with net-zero goals, companies need to choose their own path through the energy transition. Divergent strategies are emerging as companies seek growth opportunities while responding to pressures from investors and governments. Large, integrated energy companies are deciding where to allocate capital as the energy mix shifts toward low-carbon resources. How will the classes of energy companies be defined in the future? How robust is an “Integrated Energy Company” strategy of providing a diverse range of energy supplies, versus a more focused strategy of providing renewables, low carbon fuels or oil & gas?