Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Matthew Halliday Ampol CEO and Managing Director

Matthew Halliday

Managing Director and CEO

DATE OF APPOINTMENT

29 June 2020

 

Matthew Halliday was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in June 2020. He joined Ampol in April 2019 as Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to joining Ampol, Matthew enjoyed a successful career with Rio Tinto spanning 20 years, where he held senior finance and commercial roles across several divisions and geographies.

Matthew is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia and an MBA from London Business School.

Greg Barnes

Greg Barnes

Group Chief Financial Officer

Greg Barnes was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer on 1 July 2021.

Greg has more than 25 years' experience in finance, including as Group Chief Financial Officer for Coca-Cola Amatil, Nine Entertainment Co and CSR Limited. He has also held senior finance roles in the industrial and manufacturing sectors in the Asia Pacific region.

Greg is a qualified chartered accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Newcastle as well as a Master of Business Administration from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management. Greg is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Andrew Brewer, Ampol Leadership Team

Andrew Brewer

Executive General Manager, Fuel Supply Chain

Andrew Brewer was appointed Executive General Manager, Fuel Supply Chain at Ampol Limited in November 2020. He is res
ponsible for Ampol’s Australian manufacturing and distribution assets, supply chain operations, Business to Business (B2B) customer relationships and the Information Technology business. 

He is an experienced senior executive in the energy and resources sector, having held leadership roles for large-scale facilities and integrated supply chains in the minerals processing, resources and energy industries across Australia, New Zealand and Canada. This includes former roles at Ampol, where he was General Manager of the Kurnell refinery, and later Executive General Manager of Supply Chain Operations and Executive General Manager, Transformation.

Andrew has a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Adelaide and a Diploma in Management from Deakin University.

Meaghan Davis

Meaghan Davis

Executive General Manager, People and Culture

Meaghan Davis was appointed Executive General Manager, People and Culture in November 2021.

Meaghan has more than 25 years' experience in people and culture and has held a number of senior executive roles at leading Australian companies. Prior to joining Ampol, Meaghan spent seven years at Woolworths Limited before joining Lendlease, where she held senior roles including Head of People and Culture, and Program Director of Lendlease's global transformation program.

Meaghan holds a Masters of Management from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Lindis Jones

Executive General Manager, Z Energy

Lindis was appointed Chief Executive Officer, Z Energy on 1 March 2023. He has been with Z since 2010, where he's held several different executive roles including, GM Corporate, responsible for Z's original strategy development, and Chief Financial Officer. He was also responsible for the integration of the Chevron New Zealand Business in 2015-16 and oversaw the integration approach to Ampol's acquisition of Z in 2022. Lindis is currently a Director of Channel Infrastructure and was on the Board of Flick Electric – the electricity retailer wholly owned by Z – from 2018 until May 2023.

Lindis has a strong personal commitment to helping Aotearoa New Zealand shift to a low-carbon economy, and doing that in a way that ensures energy security and affordability. 

Brent Merrick Ampol Leadership Team

Brent Merrick

Executive General Manager, Commercial Fuels and Energy

Brent Merrick is the Executive General Manager, Commercial Fuels and Energy, responsible for Ampol’s end-to-end value chain. Brent is responsible for trading and shipping, international growth, brand and communications, B2B, supply optimisation, and the energy solutions business which is focussed on the development of evolving energy offers to support the evolving energy needs of our customers.

Brent joined Ampol in 2000, with his career at the company spanning a range of roles, including his first job as a process engineer at the Lytton refinery in Queensland. Brent gained commercial and trading experience through roles in the Australian supply and trading teams before being seconded to Chevron Singapore. Brent held the roles of National Sales Manager and Transformation Officer in the marketing business before returning to Singapore as a trader.  

More recently, he was responsible for expanding Ampol's international operations by establishing offices in Singapore and the United States, which drive the company's global trading and shipping business. 

Brent holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) from the University of Queensland.

 

Faith Taylor

Executive General Manager, Group General Counsel, Regulation and Company Secretary

Faith Taylor was appointed Executive General Manager, Group General Counsel, Regulation and Company Secretary in December 2022.

Faith joined Ampol in January, 2022 following a 30-year tenure with Clayton Utz. 11 years of her time at Clayton Utz was spent as a partner of the organisation's energy team.  Faith has also been a part of the Institute of Bone and Joint Research in either a Board or Company Secretary role for over a decade.

Kate Thomson

Kate Thomson

Executive General Manager, Retail Australia

Kate Thomson was appointed Executive General Manager, Retail Australia in April 2022. 

Kate has more than 25 years' experience in retail operations, holding a number of senior roles at leading consumer brands. Prior to joining Ampol in 2019 as Head of Retail Excellence and then General Manager, Retail Operations, Kate spent three years with ANZ as General Manager of mobile lending. Before joining ANZ, she spent 22 years at McDonald's Australia, holding a number of senior roles including Director of Business Development.

Kate holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Management Enterprise from the University of Newcastle and a Masters of Business Administration from Charles Sturt University.