Cecile Wake

Cecile Wake

Chief Executive Officer

Cecile assumed her role as Arrow CEO in January 2020, after four years with Shell Australia as Vice President Commercial and New Business Development following Shell’s acquisition of BG Group.

With 20 years of international experience in LNG, oil and gas project development and operations, and high-value merger and acquisitions in the oil, gas and mining sectors, she has a proven track record of leadership and delivery in diverse operating environments.

Prior to joining Shell, Cecile had a number of senior executive positions in BG Group, and operated the QCLNG project in Queensland. Prior to returning to Brisbane in 2011, Cecile was a partner at leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills in London, where she was based for nine years, with a focus on the oil, gas and mining sectors.

Cecile earned a B.Econ and LLB (Hons) from the University of Queensland in 1991 and 1995, respectively. She represented Australia in Modern Pentathlon at seven World Championships and multiple World Cups between 1995 and 2001.

Cecile is a director of Shell Energy Australia and Shell New Energies Australia.  Outside work, Cecile is a member of the Senate of the University of Queensland, where she serves on the Finance and Campus Infrastructure Committees, and is on the Asia-Pacific Advisory Board for The Hawthorn Club for Executive Women in Global Energy.

Cecile and her husband, Alex, have two children.

Rachael Cronin

Rachael Cronin

Vice President, External Relations and Tenure Management

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.

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 Strategy, New Business 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.