Episode 18: David Maxwell, Managing Director of Cooper Energy
What an opportunity we have on this show to have as our special guest Mr David Maxwell, the Managing Director of ASX listed Cooper Energy, stock code COE.
David has achieved a massive amount in a career spanning more than 25 years as a leading oil and gas industry executive.
He shares with us his journey in the formative years of Woodside Energy which accumulated in him being appointed Director of the Gas and Marketing business unit and a member of the Woodside Executive Committee of just 5 people which was responsible for the strategy, planning and management of this major Company. During his time with Woodside, David was awarded the Australian Gas Association Silver Flame Award for significant contribution to the gas industry.
David was also a major part of the multinational oil and gas company BG Group, formerly known as British Gas, to build their Asia Pacific Liquid Natural Gas presence and to create a true global LNG business for the company, his rise and success at this company was outstanding and he shares the challenges and opportunities that he was presented with.
David has been the Managing Director of Cooper Energy for more than 10 years.
In 2019 he was awarded Western Australia’s prestigious John Doran Life Time Achievement Award for his contribution to the Australian Oil and Gas industry.
As is well known, there is uncertainty across the globe and here in Australia around the supply and cost of energy. David shares with us his career and has some captivating insights into the oil and gas industry including his views on the current situation surrounding a shortage of gas, particularly given Cooper Energy operate two gas hubs out of South Eastern Australia.