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Bernadette Cullinane

Partner, National Energy, Resources & Industrials Leader

Bernadette is the Deloitte Australia Energy, Resources & Industrials Industry Leader and Energy & Chemicals Sector Leader.

Professional Experience:

Bernadette has more than 30 years of experience across the energy, LNG, chemicals, and resources value chains. She supports companies to improve business performance, implement growth strategies and become more efficient, sustainable, and inclusive. She works with companies to reduce emissions and tackle the challenges of the energy transition.

Bernadette has a comprehensive understanding of the Australian and global resources industry, its challenges, and future directions as well as the overarching policy and regulatory framework in which the industry operates.

Bernadette speaks frequently at energy and resources industry events and conferences and writes on trends and developments in the Australian and global industry. 

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, Institution of Engineers Australia (FIEAust)
  • Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
  • Member, Chief Executive Women
  • Director of METS Ignited, and Chair of the METS Ignited Audit Committee
  • Board of Governors and Life Member, Energy Club of Western Australia
  • APPEA Technical Program Committee member (2019, 2020 and 2021)
  • Organising committee member of AOG Energy Industry Supply Forum (since 2013)
  • Member of SPE and Chair of SPE APOGCE 2020 (Oct 2020) and SPE Emissions Management Workshop (Sep 2020)
  • Founding board member of Women in Oil and Gas in Australia
  • Governor of the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation
  • Master of Business Administration, Columbia Business School, New York, USA
  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, University of Houston, Texas, USA
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, Delaware, USA

Prior to joining Deloitte, Bernadette was Managing Director for Energy in Accenture’s Perth practice and APAC Energy Lead from 2007 to November 2016. She has also held senior global oil and gas operational and consulting roles with Exxon Company International, Esso Singapore, Arthur Andersen and SAIC.