media statement Chevron announces leadership changes
Mark Hatfield appointed managing director of Chevron Australia and head of the Australasia business unit following the appointment of Al Williams as vice president of corporate affairs for Chevron Corporation
PERTH, Western Australia, 3 December 2020 – Chevron Australia Pty Ltd announced today Mark Hatfield, currently vice president of Chevron’s Gulf of Mexico business unit will become managing director of Chevron Australia and head of the Australasia business unit, effective March 1, 2021, based in Perth, Australia.
Hatfield succeeds Al Williams, who has been appointed vice president of corporate affairs for Chevron Corporation, reporting to Chairman and CEO Michael Wirth, effective March 1, 2021, announced earlier today.
“Mark is an outstanding leader who will bring key deepwater expertise and a strategic mindset to Chevron’s continued investment and operations that will benefit Australia and our other stakeholders for decades to come”, said Al Williams.
“I have relished my time in Australia working alongside talented, innovative and energetic people to safely bring natural gas to the West Australian community and LNG to the Asia Pacific region. I look forward to continuing to champion the mutual interests of Australia and Chevron in my new role.”
Currently responsible for Chevron’s deepwater exploration and production activities in the Gulf of Mexico, Hatfield brings more than three decades of experience to Australia, including roles as general manager of Strategy and Planning for Chevron’s global upstream business and general manager of Strategy and Planning for Chevron North America Exploration and Production.
Hatfield joined Chevron in 1982 as a production engineer in New Orleans after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. In 1992, he earned a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of New Orleans.
Commenting on his appointment, Hatfield said, “The Gorgon, Wheatstone and North West Shelf natural gas facilities are strategic assets in our global portfolio. I look forward to building on the work Al has done to strengthen our relationships with business and community partners in Australia.”
Chevron is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies and through its Australian subsidiaries, has been present in Australia for more than 60 years. With the ingenuity and commitment of thousands of workers, Chevron Australia operates the Gorgon and Wheatstone natural gas facilities; manages its equal one-sixth interest in the North West Shelf Venture; operates Australia’s largest onshore oilfield on Barrow Island; is a significant investor in exploration; and delivers quality fuel products and services across Australia, operating or supplying a network of more than 360 retail locations and an extensive 24-hour hour diesel stop network, as well as 14 depots and three seaboard terminals via Puma Energy.
Cam Van Ast
Phone: +61 (8) 9216 4462 (Perth)
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