Woodside chief operating officer Mike Utsler is resigning after four-and-a-half years with the company. Meg O'Neill will replace Mr Utsler in May this year. Ms O’Neill was most recently vice president, Africa with ExxonMobil Development. Her past roles also include vice president, Asia Pacific for ExxonMobil Production; managing director of ExxonMobil and Esso in Norway; and president, ExxonMobil Canada. Mr Utsler’s resignation follows those of executive vice president, global exploration Phil Loader in February, and chief financial officer Lawrence Tremaine last year. Woodside appointed Sherry Duhe to replace Mr Tremaine in December. Ms Duhe was previously vice president, finance, for Shell’s unconventional gas division in North America. She had served in finance management roles with Shell for 13 years, following work with JM Huber, Duke Energy, and ExxonMobil. Mr Loader’s exploration responsibilities have been added to the portfolio of chief technology officer Shaun Gregory who has been promoted to executive vice president, exploration & technology.
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