Chevron Australia Pty Ltd announced today Mark Hatfield, currently, Vice President of Chevron’s Gulf of Mexico business unit will become Managing Director of Chevron Australia and head of the Australasia business unit, effective March 1, 2021, based in Perth, Australia.
Hatfield succeeds Al Williams, who has been appointed vice president of corporate affairs for Chevron Corporation, reporting to Chairman and CEO Michael Wirth, effective March 1, 2021, announced earlier today.
Currently responsible for Chevron’s deepwater exploration and production activities in the Gulf of Mexico, Hatfield brings more than three decades of experience to Australia, including roles as general manager of Strategy and Planning for Chevron’s global upstream business and general manager of Strategy and Planning for Chevron North America Exploration and Production.
Hatfield joined Chevron in 1982 as a production engineer in New Orleans after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. In 1992, he earned a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of New Orleans.
Commenting on his appointment, Hatfield said, “The Gorgon, Wheatstone and North West Shelf natural gas facilities are strategic assets in our global portfolio. I look forward to building on the work Al has done to strengthen our relationships with business and community partners in Australia.”