Chris Barnesby has 20 years’ experience across oil, gas and mining, ranging from frontline operational management, maintenance, functions and project management across a variety of countries and businesses.
Chris began her current career as a graduate with BHP in 1996. She worked for several years in various operational and project roles in the steel and iron ore sector in Australia, transferring in 2005 into to the oil and gas business based in the United States.
In the USA Chris worked on multiple major projects in the conventional business both in the USA and internationally, and then transferred into the Unconventional oil and gas activities as part of the team to establish the first onshore Shale operations for BHP Billiton.
Chris moved back to Australia in August 2013, as Head of Group HSE and returned to the USA in December 2015 as General Manager in Shale Dry Gas.
She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science – Nursing, a Bachelor of Engineering – Mechanical, a Master Engineering Science and an MBA – International Corporate Strategy