Michael Abbott is a graduate of the University of Western Australia and has Bachelor degrees in Law and Arts and a Masters of Business Administration.
Michael commenced his career in private practice, training and practicing with an Australian law firm for four years, followed by nine years in the Hong Kong office of an international law firm, the last two as a partner.
Michael has worked for Woodside since 2005, holding a variety of roles including Mergers and Acquisitions lawyer, head of the Procurement Legal Team and Vice President Legal and General Counsel. He is currently Senior Vice President Corporate & Legal with responsibility for Legal, Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance, Corporate Affairs, Business Climate & Energy Outlook, Security & Emergency Management and Global Property & Workplace.
Michael is a director of Woodside Energy Limited and various group subsidiaries.