Bill Foster is an internationally experienced energy executive with extensive corporate, transaction, financing, development and production experience.
His early international experience included operations in Asia, Africa and Australia for large corporations such as Marubeni Corporation, Chevron and Kufpec.
Following this, some 30 years was spent with Marubeni Corporation as a key Energy Advisor. This senior role with this very large organisation involved the development of their Oil, Gas and LNG business. During this time, a global business was established with Tokyo, London, Houston, Singapore and Perth offices. Mr Foster was a director of Marubeni’s various exploration and production subsidiaries.
Bill’s activities have covered most aspects of the energy industry, across oil, gas and LNG. These activities included the construction of production facilities on Barrow Island and Dongara in Western Australia, exploring and appraising oil fields in Sudan, overseeing offshore drilling operations in Indonesia and China, multiple acquisitions of exploration permits and producing fields in UK North Sea, US deepwater Gulf of Mexico, commercial negotiations for Production Sharing Contracts and arranging reserve based finance for various Marubeni acquisitions.
Bill is a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration & Nominations Committee and the Risk, Governance & Sustainability Committee.