Leadership Team


Paul Oliver was appointed as General Manager of North West Shelf Shipping Services Company (NWSSSC) in November 2017 and as President of North West Shelf Gas in April 2018.

Paul is seconded from BP. Prior to joining the North West Shelf Venture, 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 the North West Shelf Venture, in Melbourne and Perth.

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

Vice President

Mathew Lawtie joined North West Shelf Gas in September 2014 and is responsible for managing the NWS Project’s joint LNG and pipeline gas marketing activities and customer relationships.

Since joining Shell in 2005, Mathew has worked in The Hague, Singapore and Perth in a variety of LNG-related areas such as pricing and markets, lifting and balancing, and new business development.

Before joining Shell, Mathew worked at Mitsubishi Corporation, first in the Utility Feedstock Sales Department importing oil for Japanese power companies and then in LNG new business development. This included a posting to Caracas, Venezuela, managing Mitsubishi's interests in a proposed integrated LNG project.

Mathew holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University Of Tokyo.

Vice President, Commercial Operations

Graeme Rothnie joined the Commercial Operations team within North West Shelf Gas Pty Ltd in May 2016, seconded from Woodside. In February 2018, he was appointed as Vice President Commercial Operations, managing the team responsible for operation and administration of the various North West Shelf joint Pipeline Gas and LNG sale and purchase agreements.

Graeme has over 27 years experience in the oil and gas industry, across the full hydrocarbon value chain from reservoir to market. This has included operational, commercial and business development roles across a variety of offshore and onshore assets. He has extensive exposure to the integrated LNG business on the North West Shelf Project, including responsibilities in production forecasting, product lifting and balancing,  commercial analysis and project development and execution.

Graeme holds a Chemical Engineering degree from Curtin University.