Fuel and energy company Ampol has announced it has appointed a new  executive general manager of Infrastructure, with Michele Bardy  joining the leadership team in the role, reporting to managing director and CEO Matt Halliday.

Ampol says Michele Bardy brings a wealth of experience from roles across the oil and gas industry thanks to her background in chemical engineering, .

Most recently, Bardy was vice president of energy solutions for Eastern Australia at  gas giant, Santos. The strategy, asset development, and operations for their hydrocarbon processing services, clean fuels and carbon capture and storage were among her responsibilities.

Prior to joining Santos, Michele worked in ExxonMobil’s Downstream Refining and Supply division in Australia and the USA. Michele has also held leadership roles in the ExxonMobil Adelaide and Altona refineries as well as supply optimisation for Australia and the Asia Pacific Region.

“Michele’s extensive previous experience will support our vision to have the most competitive and compelling products and services for our customers,” Halliday said.

“Under Michele’s leadership, the Infrastructure business unit will play a key role in the future of Ampol, and we are investing significantly so this portfolio of assets and our people, that are so important to operating them, are ready for tomorrow.”

Bardy commenced work at Ampol on Monday 1 July.