Orica’s Chairman Malcom Broomhead has announced the appointment of Ms Karen Moses to the company’s Board, effective immediately.
MS Moses has over 30 years’ experience in the energy industry spanning oil, gas, electricity and coal commodities and upstream production, supply and downstream marketing operations.
She worked with Origin Energy from 1994 until 2015, most recently as Executive Director, Finance & Strategy, and is currently supporting Origin in a transitional arrangement until her departure in August 2016.
Ms Moses, who held various roles at Exxon and BP prior to joining Origin, is a director of Boral Limited, Sydney Symphony Limited, SAS Trustee Corporation and Sydney Dance Company.
She has also held senior roles in Contact Energy Limited (2004-2015), Energia Andina S.A., Australian Energy Market Operator Ltd (2009-2012), Energy and Water Ombudsman (Victoria) Ltd, Australian Energy Market Operator (Transitional) Ltd and VENCorp (2007-2009).
Mr Broomhead welcomed Ms Moses to the company’s Board, saying her executive experience across finance and strategy would be invaluable for the company moving forward.
“I am delighted with Karen’s appointment to the Orica Board. She is an exceptional business leader who brings a wealth of experience from the energy industry, across oil, gas, electricity and coal industries globally,” he said.
“Her experience will enable her to provide valuable additional insight into our customer base, while also adding additional financial and strategy capacity to the Board.”
Ms Moses, who will offer herself for election as a Director at the next Annual General Meeting in December 2016, said she was happy to be joining the company’s Board.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Board of a world class Australian company, with a strong legacy. I look forward to working with the other Directors in contributing to the future success of a great company,” she said.