Richard Owen joined Esso Australia in 1983 and began work at the Longford Plants. Following a number of engineering, operational and management assignments in Sale, Sydney and Melbourne, Richard moved to New Orleans, USA and was appointed as Operations Manager in 2001.
Richard transferred to Houston before being appointed as Joint Interest Manager for Alaska in 2004 based in Anchorage. In 2006, he transferred to Hannover, Germany where he was named Deputy Production Manager for ExxonMobil Production Germany.
In 2011, Richard was appointed to the position of President and General Manager for ExxonMobil Affiliates in Indonesia based in Jakarta. Richard returned to Melbourne in 2013 when he was named Chairman of the ExxonMobil group of companies in Australia.
Richard is the President of the Australian Resource and Energy Group (AMMA), a board member of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) and a board member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia. Mr Owen is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and the Institution of Chemical Engineers and a Life Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).
Richard holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sydney.