Sarah Ryan

Independent Non-executive Director

BSc (Geology), BSc (Hons I) (Geophysics), PhD (Petroleum Geology and Geophysics), FTSE

Independent Non-Executive Director since 17 May 2021


Dr Sarah Ryan is an independent non-executive company director. She currently sits on the Boards of Woodside Petroleum, Aurizon, and Viva Energy and the Future Battery Industries CRC.  Her executive career includes 15 years with Schlumberger, the leading oilfield technology company, in various positions internationally across research, engineering, manufacturing, operations, marketing and senior management.  Dr Ryan was Chief Operating Officer for a private equity backed company in the UK which successfully commercialised innovative oilfield technology, before transitioning  into investment management, where she was responsible, as an equity analyst and later energy advisor, for natural resources investments worldwide, based in the USA. 

She is a Fellow of the Academy of Technology and Engineering, where she is Deputy Chair of the Energy Forum.  Dr Ryan is a member of Chief Executive Women, and the ASIC Corporate Governance Consultative Panel.  Dr Ryan was previously a non-executive director of Aker Solutions ASA (Norway), Akastor ASA (Norway) and Central Petroleum

She holds degrees in geology and geophysics and a PhD in Petroleum Geology and Geophysics, and has undertaken executive education at IMD, Switzerland.

Other current ASX Listed Entity Directorship

  • Non-Executive Director of Woodside Petroleum Limited (since October 2012)
  • Non-Executive Director of Viva Energy Group Ltd (since June 2018)
  • Non-Executive Director of Aurizon Holdings Limited (since December 2019)

Special responsibilities

  • Audit Committee
  • Sustainability Committee
  • Nomination Committee