Chief Operating Officer

Chad Wilson
B. Sc. Chem. Eng., B. Sc. Zoology. Chem.

Chad is an energy sector professional with over two decades of experience in project development, production operations and business transformation. He embarked on his professional journey as a Process Engineer at a prominent Canadian mining firm.

He later joined Talisman Energy, where he held various roles in engineering, development, and, finally, an operational management role comprising five operating areas, six sweet gas and one of Alberta’s major sour gas processing plants.

Subsequently, he joined Santos in Australia, where Chad was appointed Chief Production Engineer. He was instrumental in the transformation of the Cooper Basin asset through 2015-16, ensuring the asset was sustainably profitable in the low oil price environment. After heading up development and operations of the Cooper Basin for a further 4 years, he became Vice President, Energy Solutions, where he oversaw the development of the Moomba Carbon Capture and Storage Project and emissions reduction strategy and execution across Santos’s portfolio. Chad has a proven track record of enhancing safety, production, and profitability through applying lean systems thinking.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Zoology/Chemistry from the University of Alberta, Canada.