Libby Cheney, Hess
Libby Cheney is Vice President of Corporate Environment, Health, Safety and Social Responsibility for Hess Corporation, a global, integrated energy company based in New York City and Houston.
In this role, Cheney has responsibility for leading a global team of functional specialists, providing thought leadership on emerging issues for senior management, developing trusted partnerships with key stakeholders; and strengthening the sustainability culture enterprise wide
Cheney has more than 30 years of leadership experience in sustainability, EHS, strategic planning, operations, engineering and project development.
She joined Hess in March 2012 from Shell where she spent five years, most recently as Vice President of Safety, Environment, and Sustainable Development for exploration, development and production assets in the Americas. Prior to Shell, Cheney was with ExxonMobil for 24 years where she served in technical and operational roles.
Cheney hold’s a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Vanderbilt University. She is active in many civic and professional organizations, including the Offshore Energy Center in Houston, the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the United Way of Greater Houston.
Charles Curlee, Moderator
Charlie Curlee worked for over 30 years with Marathon Oil Company, holding Health, Environmental, and Safety (HES) management positions for upstream business units in several U.S. locations. He held successive positions at the corporate level as the company’s International HES Manager, Safety Manager and Senior HES Advisor, where he worked on a broad range of emerging HES-related issues. In 2006, he helped establish a new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) function within Marathon to focus on sustainability, stakeholder engagement, community programs and social risk assessment processes.
Throughout his career, Mr. Curlee has actively participated in trade associations and professional organizations as important resources for sharing best practices to successfully address environmental stewardship, occupational health & safety, and sustainable development challenges. He served as Chair of the IPIECA / API / OGP Reporting Task Force (RTF) for four years, culminating in the December 2010 release of the Second Edition of the "Oil and gas industry guidance on voluntary sustainability reporting". With SPE, Charlie functioned as the Safety Program Subcommittee Chair for the 2004 International Health, Safety and Environment Conference in Calgary, Canada and has spoken at several SPE workshops and conferences. He is a SPE Distinguished Lecturer for the upcoming 2013-2014 DL Tour, speaking on sustainability and sustainability reporting in the oil and gas industry.
Brian Sullivan, IPIECA
Brian joined IPIECA as the Executive Director in 2011 following a 23 year career in BP. He graduated in Metallurgy and Materials Science from Imperial College, London, UK and was recruited into BP’s Refining and Marketing international graduate programme in 1986.
Over the course of 23 years, his career included assignments in London, Copenhagen, Budapest, Athens and Johannesburg, and business experience in over 60 countries.
During his time with BP he has had a varied career of technical, commercial, financial and leadership roles across the downstream value chain including crude and products trading, marine fuels, lubricants and alternative energy.