Cate Friedlander B.A/LLB GradDipACG AGIA

General Counsel/Company Secretary

Cate Friedlander is a well-known member of the Australian corporate legal community, with extensive experience in the upstream resources and energy sectors across Australasia, South-East Asia, Middle East and the US. This includes a number of years living and working in Asia.

Cate has worked for significant listed and unlisted entities in the sector – Novus Petroleum (General Counsel and Company Secretary), Anzon Australia, Esso Australia and BP and more recently has consulted to Pilot Energy, Bridgeport Energy, Beach Energy.

Cate’s experience extends to both asset/industry and corporate related work (M&A, IPO’s, contractual, corporate governance and risk and advisory). Her asset and industry related experience is extensive – covering oil, gas and LNG sale agreements, FEED and construction of production infrastructure, exploration and development joint venture related dealings, drilling and governmental negotiations.

In addition to her corporate experience, Cate has previously worked in private practice with top tier firms, across a variety of commercial and resource matters.

Cate also holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance from, and is an Associate Member of, the Governance Institute of Australia.

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