Michael O'Rourke
Stanwell Corporation

Michael O'Rourke

Michael O’Rourke has more than 25 years’ experience as a senior leader in the energy industry. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Stanwell Corporation in November 2021.

Mr O’Rourke joined Stanwell in 1998 and has held several executive roles in the business, including Chief Financial Officer, where he was responsible for overseeing the financial services, legal, procurement and insurance portfolios. Prior to this, Mr O’Rourke held Executive General Manager roles in the Trading, Strategy and Corporate Services functions, and as General Counsel.

As Chief Executive Officer, Mr O’Rourke leads the Stanwell team to use its existing portfolio to play a key role in maintaining the security and stability of electricity supply, while transitioning to a cleaner energy future.

Having been closely involved in the planning and development of renewable and energy storage assets, Michael has a deep understanding of the energy industry, combined with a strong commercial and safety focus.

Mr O’Rourke holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland. He also holds post graduate qualifications in leadership, governance and finance.

Champions of Change Energy Group

Michael O’Rourke is a Member of the Champions of Change Energy Group. The Group brings together representatives from the energy sector including energy generation and production, distribution, retail and resources businesses across Australia. Members are committed to working within and across their organisations to achieving inclusive gender equality and a significant and sustainable increase in the representation of women in leadership.

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