Godson Njoku

Godson Njoku

Chief Executive Officer

In more than two decades in the international oil and gas sector, Godson has held senior roles in asset management, business development, sales and marketing, production and safety, and major business transformation across Africa, Europe and the Asia Pacific.

Appointed Arrow Energy’s chief executive officer in March 2023, Godson blends conventional oil and gas and coal seam gas experience. Most recently he was Shell’s Senior Vice President East (Australia) from January 2020, serving as Managing Director of Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) and overseeing Shell’s investment in Arrow Energy.

In 2011 Godson was appointed Business Advisor to Shell’s Upstream International Director and in 2013 Chief Executive Officer and Country Chair of Shell Gabon in 2013. From 2016 to 2020, he was Executive Vice President – Production Support and Excellence and a member of Shell’s Upstream Leadership team. Godson joined Shell in 2002.

Godson is passionate about business transformation and believes safe and reliable operations allied with people development, diversity, equity and inclusion and community partnerships are key to successful companies.

Godson holds a First-class (Hons) degree in International Business and Marketing and an MBA (Distinction) from Warwick Business School.

Pu Haiyang

Pu Haiyang

Chief Operating Officer

Pu Haiyang’s appointment as Arrow’s COO in January 2020 was the latest move in a 27-year career in petroleum engineering and project management that has carried him around the world.

Immediately prior to joining Arrow, Haiyang spent two years as Vice President, CNPC International West Africa, in charge of CNPCI’s operations in Chad, Niger, Algeria, Tunisia, Mozambique and Benin. The role was responsible for exploration, development, operation, production, technology and HSSE (health, safety, security and environment) of CNPC-operated projects in this region.

Haiyang’s working career has been solely with CNPC, which he joined in 1992 as an engineer with the company’s Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development for 5 years, and then worked in the headquarters of CNPC. In 2003, he moved to CNPC’s operations in Syria, firstly as Operation Area Manager and Deputy General Manager until August 2008, then General Manager of CNPC International (Syria) from September 2008 to July 2013. This was followed by various African postings, including as General Manager of CNPC International (Mozambique.) He has worked in partnerships with oil and gas majors Eni, ExxonMobil and Shell, among others.

Haiyang holds a Bachelor of Reservoir Engineering from the Southwest Petroleum University, China (1992); a Master of Petroleum Engineering from the Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, CNPC, China (1998); a Ph.D in Geology Resource and Geology Engineering from China University of Petroleum, China (2004) and completed the AMP (Advanced Management Program) at Harvard Business School, USA (2014).

Yu Junzai (Tony)

Yu Junzai (Tony)

Chief Financial Officer

Tony’s appointment as CFO in January 2020 was preceded by two years’ service as Arrow’s Group Financial Controller. He is seconded from PetroChina International Australia, which he joined in September 2017.

Tony has spent his working career with China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and its subsidiaries. He began with the CNPC Dagang Oilfield Company’s finance department in 1991, in roles that included three years in Pakistan where he was involved with the CPEEC Indus Highway Project no.9.

He joined PetroChina in 2002, spending two years in Indonesia as senior finance manager of seven production-sharing contracts. This was followed by roles at CNPC Exploration & Development Company (CNODC) Home Office and almost six years with CNPC Sudan as finance manager of two subsidiary companies, before returning for a five-year stint as Deputy Director of Finance Department at CNODC’s Home Office, leading its accounting and capital operations.

Tony holds a financial degree from Tianjin University of Finance and Economics, China (1989), and an Executive MBA from Nankai University China (2001). He was also a Visiting Scholar to the University of Texas in 2001.

Bill McKenzie

Bill McKenzie

Vice President, Commercial and Development

Bill is a chartered chemical engineer with senior leadership experience across a range of fields including business strategy, operations management and process safety within the upstream and downstream oil & gas sectors.

Bill graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Hons) in 1992.

Beginning his career as a process engineer with BP, Bill worked his way through a wide variety of technical roles before serving in senior managerial roles in Origin Energy, QGC and as Vice President Developments at BG.

After the Shell acquisition of BG in 2016, Bill took on his first role with Shell as General Manager Development for eastern Australia. In December 2018, he was appointed as a shareholder representative on the Arrow Energy Board and General Manager Non-Operated Ventures.

Bill is passionate about process safety and has previously served as an editor of IChemE’s Loss Prevention Bulletin. Bill is focussed on how engineering can provide solutions to climate change and the energy transition. He currently serves as an Independent Director for the CO2CRC, Australia’s leading CO2 sequestration research organisation.

In August 2020, Bill was appointed to his VP role at Arrow, part of the leadership team that guides the company’s day-to-day operations.

Rachael Cronin

Rachael Cronin

Vice President, Corporate Affairs

Rachael joined Arrow Energy as Vice President, External Relations and Tenure Management in October 2021, bringing more than 20 years of senior management and leadership experience to the role.

Rachael spent almost 10 years as senior leader within the Queensland Government, during which time she played an instrumental role in helping to establish the coal seam gas industry in Queensland.

As former Deputy Director-General with the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Rachael was responsible for tenures, land access, geological survey, safety and health and water resources management for Queensland and led significant reforms across the mining and gas industry, helping to generate improved outcomes for industry, landholders and the community.

Following her time in government, Rachael joined international management consulting firm, Nous Group, as a director and principal consultant. Rachael’s most recent position was as Head of Corporate Sustainability at CleanCo Queensland, where she led the stakeholder engagement and communications function at the government-owned electricity generation and trading company.

Rachael holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from Bond University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Queensland University of Technology.