Hendrick Snyman

Hendrik Snyman is the Chief Procurement Officer with Beach Energy based in Adelaide, South Australia. He is responsible for the establishing Contracting and Procurement and associated systems and processes in Beach. A topic that is close to his heart is the development of people to support the new requirements form a Contracting and Procurement function.

Hendrik has 31 years of Oil and Gas industry experience spanning the full breadth of operations and projects, including HSE and operations integrity, development planning, and delivery of major capital projects.

Prior to joining Beach, Hendrik was with Woodside as Senior Vice President – Performance Excellence. Performance Excellence purposed to drive for Woodside to obtain a Performance Edge across the complete business, from Development Planning/Technology selection to handover to Operations. Prior to Performance Excellence role Hendrik was responsible for the Spend Reduction Initiative in Woodside and the role of Chief Procurement Officer.

Before joining Woodside in February 2013, Hendrik spent 7 years with Shell, following a diverse career in Oil and Gas which equipped him with the full spectrum of experience to contribute towards the development of projects in Woodside.

In his seven years with Shell he was responsible for delivering the Contracts and Procurement function to the major projects in Shell and more specific all projects in Asia ranging from refinery modifications, unconventionals to Deepwater projects. During this time he also championed Strategic Supplier Relationships to enhance project delivery.

At Fluor his role was Business Manager on major projects which focused on achieving the financials targets as set out in the ”As Sold” mandate, working in close liaison with Projects Services/Management.
After Sasol Hendrik decided to start his own Consulting Company in the field of contract management and project services. During the 5 year period the Company grew from a home start-up to employing over 500 consultant staff. Consulting on projects and establishment of the necessary infrastructure and systems to effectively manage projects was the main focus of this company.

His career started with Sasol in South Africa as a cost engineer and as his career developed obtained extensive experience in corporate planning and as Operations Manager for Sasol 1 during his 10 year period with Sasol. Hendrik holds both a Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering and an MBA.

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