Management

Matt Wallach

CEO​ - Westside Corporation
Bachelor of Business (Economics, Finance), Graduate Diploma Mineral Economics
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01 / 05

Matt was appointed to the position of CEO of Westside Corporation in 2019 and is responsible for the overall growth and management of Westside's people and operations.

Matt joined Landbridge in 2017 as the Chief Commercial Officer. He has over 20 years of experience in international energy. His career has included executive roles at Santos and the ExxonMobil PNG LNG project. He has a deep knowledge of major project development, the CSG to LNG value chain and its interplay with Australian and international markets.

Simon Mewing

Chief Operating Officer - Westside Corporation
B.E. CHEM
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02 / 05

Simon is Westside Corporation’s COO responsible for all Australian and New Zealand oil and gas operations.​

Simon is a chemical engineer with more than 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He has experience in both upstream exploration and production, and downstream businesses, including refining Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). He has spent more than 16 years working in refining engineering and management.

Brendan Madden

Chief Financial Officer - Westside Corporation
BCOM, BBUS (Accounting, Finance and Economics)
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03 / 05

Brendan joined Landbridge in 2016 and is the CFO for Westside Corporation.

Brendan is a Chartered Accountant with more than 10 years of experience. He has held a range of finance positions including at an ASX listed minerals processing company, Australia’s largest retail travel organisation and Deloitte.  Brendan brings a wealth of experience in capital management, investor and stakeholder management and financial reporting.

Reneke van Soest

Chief Risk and Planning Officer
MSc Chem Eng (Ir)
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04 / 05

Reneke is responsible for health, safety, environment and risk, as well as overall development planning and associated landholder and government relations. Reneke joined Westside in August 2018, as Development Planning Manager. 

She has more than 20 years of experience working in conventional and unconventional oil and gas projects and their development, as well as the refining and manufacturing sectors across Australia, New Zealand, Europe and America.

Darren White

Chief Legal Officer
LLM, LLB (Hons), BA
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05 / 05

Darren is responsible for legal oversight of Westside’s operations.

Darren is a highly experienced infrastructure and project specialist with over 15 years of experience.  He was previously a partner at a leading Queensland law firm.