Geoff Ward is a senior executive and business leader with over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas, resources and renewable energy sectors including senior executive positions with Woodside Energy and as managing director and chief executive of ASX-listed company Geodynamics. His experience covers strategy, commercial management, financial management, mergers and acquisitions, capital project development, and operations. Mr Ward was also a director of leading corporate advisory firm, Azure Capital. He holds a Master of Business Administration from University of Western Australia, receiving a Director’s Letter of Commendation, and Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) (Honours) from the University of Melbourne. He is a past winner of WA Business News “40under40” award, recognising WA’s top business leaders under 40 years of age. Mr Ward ’s most significant business achievement has been leading the development and challenge of Woodside’s corporate strategy during a period of rapid growth in his role as manager of strategy and planning, where he also played a key role in managing Woodside’s response to Shell’s takeover bid in late 2000.