The GasFields Commission Board was appointed on 1 December 2019 for a three-year period. It is made up of a part-time Chair and three part-time Commissioners.
The Commissioners operate as a board which sets the strategic direction, with Commission staff responsible for implementation.
Ian Langdon, Commission Chair
Mr Langdon has extensive board
experience as a chair, audit committee chair and director of a wide range of
companies and government organisations. Mr Langdon is also chair of Gold Coast
Health with responsibility for two major hospitals and a number of
community-based services and chair of Autism Queensland. His previous roles include
- Chair of the Peanut Company of
Australia until its sale in January 2018 to Bega Cheese.
- Chair of the Dairy Farmers Group.
- Member of the Boards of Rabo
Bank, Pivot Fertilizers and Delta Electricity.
- Associate Professor and Dean of
Business at Griffith University (Gold Coast campus).
Rebecca Pickering, Commissioner
Ms Pickering has extensive
experience in the energy and infrastructure industries having held senior
executive roles at Energex, Origin Energy and Australian Rail Track
Corporation. Her career spans policy & regulation, strategy & portfolio
management, stakeholder relations, operations, safety leadership and reputation
During 12 years at Origin Energy,
Ms Pickering worked on the regulatory framework for the coal seam gas
industry, lead community engagement, secured the environmental approvals and
land access for the first 1000 wells of the Australia Pacific LNG project, and
ran gas field operations.
Ms Pickering has a strong
interest in sustainability and the growth of regional communities.
Stuart Armitage, Commissioner
Mr Armitage is an active member
of Cotton Australia, Central Downs Irrigators Limited, the Darling Downs
Cotton Growers Inc, AgForce Queensland and former president of the Queensland
Mr Armitage has been involved
with farming all his life. He grew up on a dairy farm near Oakey and for the
past 40 years has been farming at Cecil Plains on the family operation with his
wife Maxine. For the past 21 years they have grown mainly cotton on their 570 hectare
flood irrigated farm with grain as an opportunity and rotation crop.
Shalene McClure, Commissioner
Ms McClure is a petroleum
geologist with more than 25 years of oil and gas industry experience and has
broad and intimate knowledge of the coal seam and unconventional gas sectors of
Ms McClure has had involvement in
all phases of the Queensland gas industry including drilling, seismic,
exploration, appraisal, technical evaluations, field development and operation
of assets. She is also a past Federal President of the Petroleum Exploration
Society of Australia (PESA).