Long-time Woodside corporate affairs executive Tim Walster has joined Corporate Affairs Australia (CAA) as an equal partner with founder Simon Corrigan.
Since its establishment in November 2021 CAA has been providing full-service corporate affairs support for its growing client base, including some of Australia’s best-known companies and organisations.
Tim was most recently General Manager Government Relations at Woodside where he’s been deeply involved in leading project advocacy and strategic issues management for more than 15 years across exploration, operations, developments, project development and new energy opportunities.
Prior to Woodside, Tim had an extensive career working for Commonwealth Members of Parliament and Senators, as a Chief of Staff and Principal Policy Adviser in WA State Ministerial offices and in industry associations including the Chamber of Minerals & Energy WA.
Tim said he was enthusiastic about this new chapter in his corporate affairs career and the opportunity to work with the CAA team to continue to build the business and deliver outcomes for its clients.
“I’m looking forward to bringing my extensive major project and energy sector experience to assist clients achieve business objectives by providing world-class corporate affairs support.
“It’s great to be working with such experienced professionals including Simon Corrigan and Matt Keogh.
CAA is quickly emerging as the State’s premier corporate affairs advisory for the resources and energy sector. I’m excited to be a part of it.”
Tim was most recently General Manager Government Relations at Woodside and additionally responsible for leading corporate affairs support to Woodside’s New Energy & Carbon teams. Tim has spent more than fifteen years at the heart of Woodside’s growth agenda as a senior corporate affairs practitioner.
Tim has a deep history of delivering schedule-driven corporate affairs support to major projects in complex joint venture and stakeholder environments including for the North West Shelf, Pluto LNG and Browse developments.
Tim led corporate affairs teams responsible for delivering approvals and government agreements to support the recent Pluto to NWS Interconnector and Pluto Train 2 / Scarborough final investment decisions.
Tim also led government engagement for Woodside’s proposed H2Perth project, securing 130ha in the Kwinana/Rockingham industrial estate and delivering JTSI project facilitation under their Project of State Significance status.
Prior to his career with Woodside, Tim worked for Commonwealth Members of Parliament and Senators, as a Chief of Staff and Principal Policy Adviser in WA State Ministerial offices and in industry associations including the Chamber of Minerals & Energy WA.