Energy giant Woodside Petroleum has bolstered its board with the appointment of a former Shell executive, while Dacian Gold has welcomed a prominent lawyer to its board.
Woodside announced today it had appointed Ann Pickard to the board as an independent non-executive director.
Ms Pickard was also a director of Westpac between 2011 and 2014.
Mr Cochrane, who is also chairman of VOC Group and deputy chairman of mining services firm Ausdrill, Wright Prospecting and Ardross Estates, was one of the country’s leading merger and acquisition lawyers until his retirement from law practice in 2013.
Dacian chairman Rohan I Williams said the company was pleased to have Mr Cochrane join its board.
“For many years, Ian had a highly distinguished career as one of Australia’s top commercial M&A lawyers,” he said.
“He brings an extraordinary depth of commercial and corporate experience, business acumen and a broad contact network that will be invaluable to Dacian as we make the transition from explorer and developer to producer over the next two years.”
Woodside shares were 1.8 per cent lower to $25.49 each, while Dacian shares were 0.3 per cent lower to $1.57 each at the close of trade.