Leisa Elder joined Arrow from Santos and has been a member of the Executive Leadership team since 2009. As VP External Relations and Tenure Management she has more than 30 years international experience in environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk assessment and management, social performance and media and government relations in both private and public sectors.
Having worked in the gas industry in Queensland for 14 years, her accountabilities include Arrow’s (33) co-development agreements with coal parties in the Bowen and Surat Basins, extensive stakeholder management, and resources policy development at state and federal levels. Leisa is an Adjunct Professor with University of Queensland in social risk, and a Director on the Board of Queensland Resources Council.
Her international experience includes senior issues management consulting roles for Rio Tinto, Enron, General Electric, Mobil, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Chase Manhattan Bank.
In the mid-1990s Leisa was a producer with Sky News and Reuters World Service, and became Executive Producer with the American television network NBC and its financial arm CNBC, based in London. She was involved in the live US coverage of the Iraq and Bosnian wars, the late-1990s Asian financial crisis, US President Bill Clinton’s impeachment and the demise of the UK Major Government. On her return to Australia she served as Senior Advisor to senior Ministers in the Beattie Government and Board member of Queensland Health.
Leisa grew up in Gladstone and was born in Toowoomba.
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.
Tao joined Arrow in October 2017 after more than a decade of global oil and gas experience.
Tao obtained his master’s degree in corporate finance and investment from the China University of Petroleum - Beijing, before joining CNPC International.
He now has more than 10 years of multicultural working experience in CNPC joint operating projects with different international oil companies, particularly in upstream strategic and business planning and commercial operations.
Before joining Arrow, Tao’s was working with CNPC Iraqi Projects.
Tao is married with one daughter. He’s an avid football fan, and also enjoys fishing and travel.