Senior Fellow, ICEDR
Mykel has lived and worked in Europe, South America, West Africa, Asia, Australia, the United States and Canada over a 30-year career in Human Resources. He has worked in the Education, Community Development, Raw Materials, Oil & Gas, Retail and Power Generation sectors.
He joined Hess in January 2002 as Global Head and Vice President, Human Resources – Worldwide Exploration & Production and was promoted to his latest position in 2009.
Before to joining Hess, he spent two years as Global Director of Human Resources for InterGen, a developer of power plants around the world.
Prior to that, he spent 15 years with BHP Billiton, the largest natural resources company in the world, where he held increasingly responsible leadership positions in employee relations, strategic staffing, organization development, international practices and compensation and benefits. He served as Vice President, Human Resources for the company’s copper business in South America and its Petroleum unit in Europe, Russia, Africa, the Middle East and West Asia.
Mykel is recognized as a central, strategic partner to both the Board and CEO. He is seen as having the ability to both create vision and execute to delivery. Trust, integrity and a strong team player, are all qualities universally recognized as part of his DNA. He has the ability to ask the tough questions and is known for his constructive candor. He is an independent thinker, with a deep understanding of the business, always prepared to take a stance for what’s best for the Corporation.
Mykel holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics from Melbourne University and post-graduate degrees in Education from Monash University and Business from Sturt University.