Origin Energy Limited (Origin) today announced the appointment of Lawrie Tremaine as its new Chief Financial Officer. He will be a member of the Executive Leadership Team, reporting to CEO, Frank Calabria.

Lawrie joins Origin from Woodside Energy where he is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Lawrie joined Woodside in 2006 from Alcoa where he held senior financial roles in Australia and across the Asia Pacific during a 17-year career.

Origin CEO Frank Calabria said he was delighted to have Lawrie join the company’s new Executive Leadership Team.

“Lawrie brings extensive finance and leadership experience in resources particularly oil and gas” Mr Calabria said.

“Lawrie’s appointment is another important step forward in achieving our immediate goal of reducing debt and improving returns so that we can position Origin for growth in a rapidly changing energy market, while delivering on the potential of our investment in Australia Pacific LNG.”

Lawrie has 30 years’ financial management expertise across treasury, taxation, strategy and planning, business development, commercial contracting and procurement. He also led Woodside’s Continuous Improvement and Productivity program, targeting long-term cultural change.

Lawrie is a Fellow of CPA Australia and holds a Bachelor of Business degree from Chisholm Institute of Technology, Monash University. Lawrie will commence his role at Origin following completion of his notice period at Woodside and will be based in Sydney.

Origin will report the company’s HY2017 results and outlook on 16 February 2017.

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