13-15 Mar 2019
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Diversity & Inclusion Breakfast


There is no doubt that diversity and inclusion in the workplace are now considered C-level issues, and key leaders in Australia’s oil and gas sector are amongst those who are pushing that message at AOG. This powerful event is an opportunity for the industry to connect, while supporting inclusive and diverse workplaces.

Topic: Diversity of Thought: What’s it all about?

The debate will examine the thesis that having a diverse group of people, garnered from different backgrounds and beliefs, helps to boost innovation and problem solving within an organisation.

Date: Thursday 14 March 2019

Time: 7:00am – 9:00am

Location: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Price: $99 inc GST (Single Ticket), $990 inc GST (Table of 10). Buy tickets here

Gold Sponsor: Baker Hughes, a GE Company 

Industry SupporterSMEC

Operator SponsorChevron and Woodside.


Jacky Connolly, VP People and Global Capability, Woodside Energy

Jacky was appointed as Vice President People & Global Capability in July 2017. Jacky is a HR professional with over 20 years of experience across Australia, New Zealand, Africa, the Middle East and Turkey. In her current role Jacky is responsible for building executive leadership, maximising employee performance and managing change within the organisation.


Christopher Watts, General Manager, Human Resources

Chris Watts is the general manager of Human Resources for Chevron Australia. Watts is responsible for people services including: recruitment; onboarding, remuneration and benefits administration, organisational leadership development, industrial relations and medical services.

Watts joined Chevron Australia in 2007 as the Organisational Capability and Development Manager. Since then, he has held numerous positions in the United States, including Human Resources Manager for Chevron Information Technology Company and Human Resources Manager for Chevron Oronite where he had accountability for a global workforce spanning across North America, South America, Europe and Asia.



Maria Sferruzza, Asia Pacific President, Baker Hughes, a GE Company

Maria is President APAC for BHGE, based in Singapore. She assumed this position with the primary goal to ensure BHGE delivers value to its Customers, across the various product lines (fullstream), while expanding its footprint and capabilities in the region to ensure the right level of operational excellence.


AOG Moderator: Anjali Rao, Journalist and News Anchor

“At its core, diversity of thought requires the most basic of ingredients: a room with two people in it. Then, mix in their varying cultures, attitudes, backgrounds, experiences, and opinions. Any way you slice and dice it, the scenario becomes more complex, but much more interesting, and ultimately rewarding. The most successful companies are the ones who are able to embrace, and capitalise upon, the myriad of differences their staff bring to create a unified, inclusive, and cohesive structure in tomorrow’s increasingly globalised world.”


AOG Diversity & Inclusion brings together thought leaders in the oil and gas industry. With a morning of networking, keynote speakers and panels, there are plenty of opportunities to showcase your brand.

Find out more about the 6 sponsorship packages at the AOG 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Breakfast.

Download the sponsorship opportunities brochure

Diversity & Inclusion Planning Committee

• Kirsty Danby, Platform Communications
• Ryan Arbon, Woodside Energy
• Rebecca Lewis, Woodside Energy
• Nicole Hodgson, Chevron Australia
• Bridget Abernethy, Shell Australia
• Ayesha Parsons, Santos
• Jeremy Wray, Baker Hughes, a GE company
• Simon White, AMMA

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