Meet our Executive Team
INTERIM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
BEng (Civil) Hons, BSc, MBA
Mr Clement has over 40 years of domestic and international energy industry experience. He has managed oil and gas exploration, development and production operations in Australia and Asia and has delivered key projects across these regions and in the UK and US. He also has extensive experience and knowledge of the Perth Basin, including overseeing the discovery of the Waitsia gas field as Managing Director of AWE.
Mr Clement previously held engineering, senior management, and board positions with several companies including Santos, Norwest Energy, AWE, ExxonMobil and Roc Oil. He is currently a non-executive director of Horizon Oil.
Mr Clement holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) Hons and a Bachelor of Science (Maths & Computer Science) from Sydney University and a Masters of Business Administration from Macquarie University.
Mr Clement is Chair of the Risk, Corporate Governance and Sustainability Committee. He was appointed a non-executive director of Beach Energy Limited on 8 May 2023. He was appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer on 9 August 2023.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
B Com, CA (ANZ)
Anne-Marie joined Beach in 2018 in the role of Group Manager Planning and Reporting and was subsequently promoted to General Manager Finance in 2019 and Acting Chief Financial Officer in November 2021. Ms Barbaro was appointed Chief Financial Officer in July 2022, and is responsible for the finance, tax, treasury, IT, insurance and internal audit functions.
Anne-Marie is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in the accounting industry, including 12 years the oil and gas sector.
Prior to this, Anne-Marie held roles at Santos across Finance and Marketing and Trading, as well as finance roles at Australian Naval Infrastructure and PwC.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
MSc, CMgr FCMI, GAICD
Ian has over 25 years’ experience in the energy industry, having held senior leadership and executive roles in operations, projects, drilling and supply chain functions.
Born in Scotland, Ian has extensive North Sea experience and has worked in Europe and Australia with companies such as Mobil, ARCO/BP, Apache, Quadrant Energy and Santos.
Most recently Ian was Chief Operating Officer for Quadrant Energy and Vice President of Production Operations for Santos based in Perth.
He is passionate about delivering safety, operational and commercial performance in both onshore and offshore environments.
GROUP EXECUTIVE EXPLORATION AND SUBSURFACE
BA (Hons), PhD
Sam joined Beach in February 2021 and brings over 25 years’ experience in the energy industry, having held senior leadership and executive roles in Australia and internationally, including the UK, Indonesia, Malaysia, Canada and the USA, looking after global exploration, new venture and subsurface portfolios.
Most recently Sam was Senior Vice President, Subsurface and Exploration with ASX listed Oil Search Limited. Dr Algar holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Geology from Oxford University and a PhD Geology from Dartmouth College in the USA.
Previous employers include Ophir Energy, Murphy Oil, ENI, LASMO and Enterprise Oil.
GROUP EXECUTIVE HEALTH, SAFETY, ENVIRONMENT AND RISK
BEng (Electrical), LLB (Hons)
Brett joined Beach in February 2018 as Group Executive Health, Safety, Environment and Risk, bringing over 30 years of upstream oil and gas experience to Beach. His career includes extensive exposure to both offshore and onshore development and operations.
Prior to Beach, Brett was General Manager of Health, Safety and Environment at INPEX Australia. He has held several senior international positions during his career, including ten years as the Chief HSEQ Officer at RasGas Company Limited, in the State of Qatar.
Susan joined Beach in February 2021 and was appointed General Counsel in August 2021. She has over 25 years’ experience having worked in Australia, USA, UK and northern Africa in legal and non-legal roles. Her legal experience covers all aspects of legal operations, M&A, project finance, PSC negotiations, commodity sales and compliance. She has also held senior commercial and asset management roles.
Previous employers include Total, Woodside, BHP and Ophir. In addition to her in-house experience, she has worked at King Wood Mallesons (Australia) and Sidleys (New York).
Susan is originally from South Australia and holds a first class honours LLB. In addition to being admitted to practice law in Australia she is admitted to practice in New York.
GROUP EXECUTIVE PEOPLE AND CULTURE
BBus (HR & IR)
Sam joined Beach in March 2023, bringing over 25 years’ experience in the Human Resources field, including 10 years in the downstream energy sector with AGL.
Most recently, Sam was the Chief People & Culture Officer for People’s Choice Credit Union and has previously held senior leadership roles across multiple industries including Manufacturing, Energy, Education, NFP and Financial Services.
She is passionate about building strong, resilient cultures that are change ready and values led leadership capability.
ACTING GROUP EXECUTIVE CORPORATE STRATEGY AND COMMERCIAL
Paul has over 25 years of international energy industry experience working in senior commercial, marketing, business development and strategy roles spanning the energy value chain in Australia, Europe, Asia, Africa and the USA.
Paul joined Beach in October 2019 as General Manager Commercial and Marketing. Prior to joining Beach, he worked for Shell, BG Group and Woodside.
His deep experience in global energy markets at various points of the energy value chain (upstream, midstream and downstream) developed his acute understanding of the key value drivers to successfully lead acquisition and divestment; market entry; and commercialisation of energy products, including LNG, domestic/pipeline gas, oil, condensate, LPG and electricity.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University.