Lisa’s life journey began in humble circumstances, with a public servant father and a stay-at-home mother, shaping her early years with financial constraints. Despite these challenges, she excelled academically and was awarded a Petroleum Engineering scholarship at UNSW.
Starting her career in the ’90s, she faced challenges for women in limited on-site facilities but overcame them, securing extensive field experience, from Moomba to Barrow Island.
Her trajectory was marked by rapid advancement, completing her graduate program early, achieving Senior Engineer before 30, and leading projects in her early 30s. Joining Shell in 2007, Lisa’s adaptability led her to roles like Chief Petroleum Engineer & Hydrocarbon Maturation Manager.
Recognised for her contributions, she became one of the youngest members on the Shell Australia Country Leadership Team, as VP HSSE Australia. Balancing a dual career and raising two children, Lisa’s bold moves, such as relocating to Russia, Houston and Malaysia, exemplify her willingness to take calculated risks for greater opportunities.
In 2021, she assumed Shell Australia Carbon & Environment Manager role, revitalising strategies and championing environmental stewardship. Lisa’s leadership, emphasising diversity and inclusion, makes her a role model. Beyond her career, she mentors women in energy, leads peer-support circles, and contributes to sustainable initiatives, solidifying her as a leader in resources, championing work-life balance and mentorship.