Senior Management Team

Jon Young

Group Chief Executive Officer

Nick Olson

Group Chief Financial Officer

Mark Mcfarlane

Vice President New Zealand Upstream Energy,
Chief Executive Officer Todd Energy

Babu Bahirathan

Vice President Downstream Energy,
Chief Executive Officer Nova Energy

Evan Davies

Managing Director Todd Property Group

Chris Hall

Vice President Legal and Commercial and Growth Businesses,
Executive Chair Integria Healthcare and Todd Digital,
Director PartsTrader Markets

Paul Moore

Executive Vice President International Energy,
Chief Executive Officer Todd Energy International

Michael Wolley

Vice President Minerals

Jon Young

Group Chief Executive Officer

Jon holds Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) and Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) degrees from the University of Sydney.

Upon graduation, Jon joined Mobil Oil as a process engineer at the Adelaide refinery and spent seventeen years with Mobil in a wide range of management roles in mid-stream and downstream energy in Australia, USA and Asia. Jon's last role with Mobil was as CEO, Indo Mobil, New Delhi, India.

In 2000 Jon joined Santos, one of Australia's largest upstream energy companies and as Executive Vice President Operations was responsible for its onshore Australian assets. Jon led the development of the Santos coal seam natural gas strategy which enabled the development of the industry leading Gladstone LNG project.

Jon joined Todd Corporation in 2011 as Group CEO.

Jon is married with four children and has New Zealand and Australian citizenship. His interests include family activities, motorcycle touring, travel and the arts.

Nick Olson

Group Chief Financial Officer

Nick holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Auckland and is a Chartered Accountant.

Nick has served in senior roles at Telecom New Zealand, where he was Group CFO between 2010 and 2013 and at Fletcher Building, where he was Group CFO until late 2014 and most recently as Group CFO of The Todd Corporation. He was 2012 CFO of the Year (New Zealand).

Nick has a background in debt capital markets and leveraged finance and worked for both Credit Suisse First Boston and JP Morgan Chase in Hong Kong from 1998 to 2001. In his corporate career Nick has significant mergers and acquisitions and debt raising experience in the New Zealand and international markets. In addition, he has led the end-to-end transformation and reorganisation of a number of substantial finance functions and in 2015 was the interim General Manager of a steel roll forming business based in Australia.

Nick is married with two sons, has a passion for motorcycles, and enjoys spending time with his family.

Mark Mcfarlane

Vice President New Zealand Upstream Energy, Chief Executive Officer Todd Energy

Mark was appointed Chief Executive, Todd Energy New Zealand in early 2021. In addition to this role, he also holds the role of Vice President, New Zealand Upstream Energy with the Todd Corporation (Todd Energy’s parent company).

Mark completed a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) at the University of Melbourne in 1987 and joined ExxonMobil in Victoria. Over the next 10 years Mark held a number of developmental roles in reservoir operations and sub-surface engineering in both Australia and Malaysia.

In 1997, Mark joined Santos and over the next 14 years, he held a range of management and executive roles before becoming CEO of the Santos LNG project based in Queensland in 2010.

In 2013, Mark joined Tullow Oil, London as Director, Development and Operations and was subsequently appointed Executive Vice President, Africa. Prior to joining Todd Energy, Mark held of the role of Chief Operating Officer and was responsible for Tullow Oil’s HSE, exploration, operated and non-operated businesses, and commercial activities.

Mark, his wife and their youngest son relocated from London to New Plymouth in 2021. His three daughters currently remain in the UK where they are completing either their final school year or university education.

Babu Bahirathan

Vice President Downstream Energy, Chief Executive Officer Nova Energy

Babu graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical and Electronics with first class honours. He has since completed study towards a Masters in Finance from Massey University.

After graduating, Babu joined Transpower NZ as Assistant Development Engineer.  He went on to spend nine years there in a wide range of roles including planning, development, design, operations and new investments. Babu was Technical Manager on various development projects and his last role with Transpower was as Team Leader in the Pricing Group, responsible for designing and implementing pricing methodology for transmission cost recovery.

In 1999 Babu joined Todd Energy as a Business Analyst just as Todd entered the retail electricity market. He has played a major role in developing and managing Todd’s electricity business from its infancy.  Babu held the position of Group Manager Electricity from 2006 until 2011 when he moved into his current role. He is responsible for The Todd Corporation’s Wholesale and Retail Gas and Electricity businesses.

Babu is a Sri Lankan born Kiwi and is married with three children. His interests include sport and travel.

Evan Davies

Managing Director Todd Property Group

Evan holds a Bachelor of Town Planning from the University of Auckland, a Master of Science in Tourism Management from the University of Surrey and a Master of Philosophy in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Birmingham.

Evan has been responsible for significant commercial developments in NZ and Australia. As General Manager of Brierley Properties Evan led the licensing and development processes for the Sky City project in Auckland for Brierley and joined Sky City on its public listing in 1996.

During Evan’s eleven years as Managing Director of Sky City the company grew from a single site to having business operations throughout NZ, South Australia and the Northern Territory, with an enterprise value in excess of $3 billion and more than 6,000 staff. Evan was named the Deloitte/Management Magazine Chief Executive of the Year in 2001.

Evan joined Todd Property as Managing Director in 2008 and is a Director of ASX listed Flinders Mines.

Evan is a Trustee of several substantial charitable organisations, a director of several public sector enterprises and has interests in sailing and farming.

Chris Hall

Chris Hall, Vice President Legal, Commercial and Growth Businesses, Executive Chair Integria Healthcare and Todd Digital, Director PartsTrader Markets

Chris joined Todd Energy in 2002 as its first General Counsel and was appointed to his current role in July 2011.

As VP Legal and Commercial, he has functional oversight of all legal, commercial, corporate development and regulatory matters across all of Todd’s operating Divisions. He also chairs the Regulatory Compliance and Policy Management Committees.

As Vice President Growth Businesses, he has executive responsibility for Integria Healthcare, Todd Digital, Group IT and Todd’s investment in PartsTrader Markets.

Chris was a member of the Executive Committee of PEPANZ for six years, including two as Chair, was a director of Shell Todd Oil Services from 2004 to 2017 and is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.

Chris has an LLB (Hons) from the University of Otago, an LLM from the University of British Columbia and has completed post graduate training at Macquarie University and INSEAD.

Chris is married with two sons and is keen on travel, sports administration and multi-sport racing.

Paul Moore

Executive Vice President International Energy, CEO Todd Energy International, CEO South Louisiana Methanol

Paul has a Master of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering (2:1 honours) and a Diploma of Engineering (Southampton University, UK).

Paul has held a number of senior executive positions in the international oil and gas sector during the last 30 years. Prior to joining Todd, he was Managing Director of ASX Junior Otto Energy, Executive Vice President Development with Woodside and Vice President Development Projects and Technical Services with Santos. Paul was employed by Fletcher Challenge for 11 years during which time he was a Director of Maui Development in New Zealand for five years and also held various upstream management roles in New Zealand and Brunei, Borneo. He began his oil and gas career with Shell International where he was employed as a Petroleum Engineer in the North Sea, North Africa, and New Zealand.

Paul joined The Todd Corporation in 2011 as Executive Vice President Upstream Energy and Resources. In August 2014, he was appointed to the positions of Executive Vice President International Energy, CEO Todd Energy International and CEO South Louisiana Methanol.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Chartered Engineer and has been a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers for over 30 years.

Michael Wolley

Vice President Minerals

Michael holds a first class honours degree in Chemical and Materials Engineering and a Masters of Management.

Michael has had extensive experience in resource and industrial sectors across Asia Pacific.

Michael joined the Todd Corporation in 2011 and was appointed to his current role as Vice President Todd Minerals in 2013. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Directors and the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.