Don Voelte

Donald (Don) Voelte is the CEO of Seven Group Holdings, the biggest shareholder in Seven West Media which he previously headed, having initially been appointed to the board as a director of West Australian Newspapers Holdings (SWM's predecessor entity) in December 2008. He is also non-executive chairman of Melbourne-based Nexus Energy. Mr Voelte first moved to WA when he was appointed managing director of Woodside Petroleum in 2004, and moved back to the US upon his retirement in June 2011, before returning to WA to head SWM a year later. He has held a number of senior executive positions in the American oil & gas sector, including at Chroma Energy, Atlantic Richfield Company and Mobil Corporation. Mr Voelte is a vice-patron of GivingWest, a former UWA Business School board member and has contributed to the Art Gallery of WA's TomorrowFund. He is a trustee of the University of Nebraska Foundation and was awarded the University of Nebraska Engineering Alumni of Year in 2002. The University of Nebraska has named its Nanotechnology & Metrology Research Centre for Mr Voelte and his wife Nancy. In 2012, Mr Voelte was appointed an honorary officer (AO) within the general division of the Order of Australia.
Bio last updated 04 Dec 2019

Article Timeline

Positions - Previous

PositionCompanyYearCompany's current rankWA staff
Non-Executive Deputy Chair
Seven West Media
Seven West Media
2008 - 20155
Chief Executive
Seven Group Holdings
Seven Group Holdings
2013 - 20152
Managing Director
Seven West Media
Seven West Media
2012 - 20135
Managing Director
Woodside Petroleum
Woodside Petroleum
2004 - 20113
Chief Executive, Woodside
North West Shelf Venture
2004 - 2011
Giving West
Giving West

Directors Interests

CompanyDateTransaction typeNumber of sharesPrice per shareTransaction valueNature of change
Seven Group Holdings27 Nov 2013Bought20,000$7.55$151,000On-market trade
Seven Group Holdings29 Aug 2013Bought20,000$7.16$143,122On-market trade
Seven West Media15 Oct 2012Bought85,000$1.27$107,704On-market trade
Seven West Media30 Aug 2012Bought1,945$1.51$2,940On-market trade
Seven West Media23 Aug 2012Bought21,231$1.32$28,025Rights issue
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Equity Capital Markets Deals

DateCompanyTransaction TypeTotal Value
27/09/12Seven West MediaEntitlement offer$440.0m>>

Mergers & Acquisitions Deals

AnnouncedBidderTargetTransaction TypeTotal Value
10/12/13Seven Group HoldingsCaterpillarAsset acquisition$143.0m>>
19/12/12ShellNexus EnergyAsset acquisition$75.0m>>
31/03/14Seven Group HoldingsNexus EnergyAcquisition$26.6m>>

Total Shareholder Return as at 31/12/19

1 year TSR5 year TSR
179thPerenti Global41%36%
197thMacmahon Holdings36%32%
649thSeven West Media-40%-20%
668 WA (and selected non WA) listed companies ranked by 1 year TSR relative to other companies with similar revenue
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Share Transactions

$151k Bought
$143k Bought
$108k Bought
Total value as at the date of the transaction
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4th↑Perenti Global$1,846.5m
5th↓Seven West Media$1,556.4m
7th↑Macmahon Holdings$1,114.8m
199 listed industrial companies ranked by revenue.
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