Speaker Date Topic
Rod Evans Mar 23, 2018 12:15 PM
Looking to our future: Reimagining the Rotary Club of Perth
Looking to our future: Reimagining the Rotary Club of Perth

Over the past 90 years The Rotary Club of Perth has been a highly active and influential service club within the Perth community. As the Club moves toward its 100 year anniversary in 2027, and at a time when membership in service clubs is in global decline, it is timely that the Perth Club considers how it plans to position itself for the future.

The Rotary Club of Perth board has resolved to undertake a review the likes of which the Club has not previously engaged in, and has invited Rod Evans to assist in leading the development of this new plan.

At the Club luncheon on the 23rd March Rod will present an overview of the opportunities and challenges facing Rotary, a vision for Rotary in Perth, and a strategy for involving Club members and those outside Rotary in developing a plan for our club’s future. Rod’s presentation can be expected to be both controversial and inspiring. Members of all Rotary clubs and their guests are warmly welcomed to attend.


Rod Evans was recently re-inducted to the Rotary Club of Perth. He was a previous member of the Club from 1988 to 1997 and served as both Secretary and Vice President of the Club. He is also a Paul Harris Fellow recipient. Rod chairs the boards of a number of companies, and assists companies and other organisations to develop new and disruptive ideas through his business Ideas2Results. He is also currently completing a PhD at the Curtin Graduate School of Business where he is researching the role of company boards in creating breakthrough ideas in business.

Michael Utsler - Woodside Energy Apr 12, 2018 5:15 PM
What makes a great leadership team
What makes a great leadership team

Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer - Woodside Energy 

Michael has more than 35 years’ experience in the upstream oil and gas industry. Over his career, he has held a wide range of technical, managerial and executive roles covering all aspects of the upstream industry from Exploration, Developments, Operations and the commercialisation of assets and their products.

He joined Woodside in 2013 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer and is responsible for Woodside’s global logistics, drilling, production, HSEQ, reservoir management and the operations of all Woodside producing facilities where he is committed to delivery of operational performance excellence.

Michael began his career with Amoco in 1978, and with the merger of BP and Amoco and subsequently Arco in 1998/99 has developed his multi-discipline technical skill and knowledge base in roles across western and central US, Egypt, Middle East and multiple international new ventures.

Prior to joining Woodside, Michael held the position of President for the BP Gulf Coast restoration organisation, leading the Deepwater Horizon crisis management and response efforts.

As Executive sponsor of the Woodside Reconciliation Community and previously Women of Woodside, Michael has bought his energy, passion, and his coaching and mentoring leadership strengths to enable outstanding performance.

Michael is a Director of WASO Holdings Ltd, WA Venues & Events Pty Ltd, Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA), LNG Marine Fuels Institute (LMFI) and is on the Council of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham).