feature wheatstone plant manager deanne renting encourages women to challenge themselves and step outside their comfort zones
At Chevron Australia, we know our greatest asset is our Human Energy – the ingenuity, talent and expertise of our people.
With a career in oil and gas spanning almost two decades and four continents, Deanne has a remarkable breadth of experience across operations, petroleum engineering and business development, from early phase planning through to decommissioning.
As the Wheatstone Production Manager, Deanne is responsible for the safe and reliable operation of Wheatstone natural gas plant.
Living and working in Onslow, Deanne is an active member of the Pilbara community, helping to open critical facilities like the Onslow St John Ambulance Sub-station and the newly upgraded childcare centre, as well as participating in events such as NAIDOC week, beach clean-ups and the ANZAC Day Memorial Service.
From an early age, Deanne became accustomed to being one of very few females in the room – starting with high school maths and science classes, to university tutorials and group projects, and then in her career.
Through those experiences, she has become adept at building relationships, sharing diverse viewpoints and getting things done in a male dominated field.
Wheatstone Production Manager
A strong advocate for diversifying teams and providing greater visibility for under-represented groups, Deanne was a founder of the Chevron XYZ Employee Network for young professionals in Australia and currently facilitates Chevron’s International Executive Women’s Network.
As mother to two young boys aged 5 and 7, Deanne is passionate about work-life balance and assisted in implementing the ‘Flex Yes’ policy at Chevron Australia – which encourages flexible working arrangements to balance work and life commitments.
“I really am trying to encourage as many women as I can to challenge themselves, to step outside their comfort zones and take on opportunities that they don’t always get to learn, to grow and to get that hands-on field experience,” said Deanne.
Deanne is a previous finalist in the CMEWA's Women in Resources Awards. Chevron Australia congratulates all Women in Resources Award nominees and finalists past and present for their outstanding contributions to the resources industry.