Woodside Interim Boss O’Neill Stakes Claim For Permanent Posting

Woodside Petroleum’s acting chief executive, Meg O’Neill, has signalled her ambition to be made the oil and gas giant’s permanent CEO, introducing organisational changes that observers say could help bolster her pitch.

Ms O’Neill started as the interim chief executive at Woodside this week, as the board of the $21 billion energy producer continues its search for a successor to former boss Peter Coleman.

Asked on Thursday whether she aspired to become permanent CEO, Ms O’Neill replied “yes”.

“That said, the board is looking at a range of candidates … and I don’t want to pre-empt how that process will play out,” she told The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. Read more…..


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