Wesfarmers has announced changes to its senior management team with Tom O'Leary appointed as managing director of the group's energy division and Tim Bult to look after the business development arm.
The announcement is below:
Wesfarmers Limited Managing Director, Richard Goyder, today announced two changes within senior management in the Group.
Mr Goyder said the new roles for both Mr O'Leary and Mr Bult reflected the outstanding work that each has contributed to their current roles, and the Group's desire to provide them with new development opportunities.
Mr O'Leary has been in the role of Executive General Manager, Group Business Development since 2006. He joined Wesfarmers' Business Development team in 2000 and was appointed General Manager in 2002 where he has led a number of major acquisitions and divestments by Wesfarmers, including the Coles acquisition, as well as being involved in recent major equity raisings. He is a director of a number of Wesfarmers Group subsidiaries and related companies.
In September 2006, he was appointed Managing Director of Wesfarmers Energy, whose gas and power businesses supply nearly 300,000 customers with industrial and medical gases, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) as well as power generation to remote locations.
Key achievements under Mr Bult's leadership at Energy include the development and recent commissioning of the 175 tonne per day LNG project at Kwinana, Western Australia and the integration of Coregas into the Division.