Sarah Ryan is Energy Advisor to Earnest Partners, a US investment management firm, and a non-executive director of Woodside Petroleum. Dr Ryan was investment director and equity analyst with Earnest Partners, and previous to that held various senior management, technical and operational roles with Schlumberger. Dr Ryan was also non-executive director of Aker Solutions.
Ms. Ryan holds a BSc in geology from the University of Melbourne, a BSc (Hons) in geophysics and a PhD in petroleum geology and geophysics from the University of Adelaide. As of December 31, 2015, she held no shares in the company and had no stock options. Ms. Ryan is an Australian citizen. She has been elected for the period 2016-2018.