Leadership Team

General Manager

Paul Oliver was appointed as General Manager of North West Shelf Shipping Services Company (NWSSSC) in November 2017. 

Paul is seconded from BP Shipping.  Prior to joining NWSSSC, he was General Manager of China LNG Shipping (International) Co., Ltd. (“CLSICO”) in which role he was responsible for managing the first 6 LNG ships to be built in China.  He has held numerous positions in BP Shipping and BP Finance in the UK, Hong Kong and, on a previous secondment to NWSSSC, in Melbourne and Perth.  

Paul holds bachelor and master degrees in naval architecture and is a Sloan Fellow of London Business School. 


Marine and Technical Manager

David Cooper joined NWSSSC in July 2016 as Technical Manager. Dave's team is responsible for the technical and marine assurance of all vessels calling at the Karratha Gas Plant LNG terminal.

Since coming ashore in 2006 Dave has held a number of positions including LNGC Machinery Superintendent, NWSSSC Marine Superintendent and most recently Marine Engineer Technical Authority at Woodside.

Dave holds a Class 1 Marine Engineer Certificate of Competency, a Bachelors degree with Honours in Marine Engineering, is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology.


Finance and Administration Manager

David Reid joined NWSSSC as the Finance and Administration Manager in November 2017. David’s team is responsible for all financial and management accounting reporting, asset and cash flow management, budgets and internal controls, business plan coordination, and oversight of taxation for North West Shelf Shipping, LNG and domestic gas agencies and the Japan representative office.

David joined Chevron in 2010 and has held various finance positions within Chevron’s Australian Business Unit with his most recent role being Finance Coordinator for the Wheatstone LNG Project. Prior to joining Chevron, David worked predominately in the UK and Australian offices of BHP Billiton Petroleum.

David is a qualified Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch and has over 20 years of professional experience in the oil and gas industry.


Planning and Performance Manager

Nick Poltorak joined NWSSSC in May 2015 as the Commercial Manager. Nick's team is responsible for the day to day scheduling of the fleet, LNG Vessel Chartering, operational assurance, information technology services and setting the NWSSSC strategy.

Prior to joining NWSSSC, Nick has held a variety of commercially focussed roles for BP including Olefins Supply & Demand Manager, LNG Supply and Scheduling, Gas Origination and LNG Commercial Operations Manager.

Nick is a graduate from Warwick University and is fluent in five European Languages.


 

GM NWS Liaison and Shipping 

Daisuke Sato joined North West Shelf Liaison Company, based in Tokyo, in April 2018, on secondment from Chevron.  In August 2018, he assumed responsibility for NWSSSC’s Tokyo office in addition to his Liaison Office responsibilities.

Prior to joining North West Shelf, he worked for Chevron for 22 years, primarily negotiating natural gas and LNG supply contracts. Most recently, Daisuke worked in Chevron Supply & Trading based in Singapore for 5 years. While he was there, he led a team that provided commercial expertise across the full value chain for all commodities in support of Chevron’s upstream and downstream businesses and was responsible for identifying new market opportunities for Chevron’s equity LNG projects in Asia.

He is fluent in both Japanese and English and holds a BS degree from University of Houston and an MBA degree from Duke University. He is married with 2 children and his hobbies include practicing Martial Arts.