Board of Directors & Executive Management Team
Non-Executive Director / Chairman of the Board
Don is the director and owner of Lowes Petroleum Services. After acquiring an initial share in the original business in 1977 he grew volumes (x200 times) in the business to become a leading participant in the regional wholesale fuel supply market. This growth occurred steadily and with the help of his loyal and capable senior management team. Don brings valuable hands on experience in growing the Lowes business and the respect of all stakeholders whose support is critical in a business of this type, including relationships with many regional business leaders across a number of industries throughout the east coast of Australia.
Don owns or part-owns several other smaller business ventures, including an aviation company and some agri-businesses. One of these businesses, Super Air Australia, won the 2014 NSW Business of the Year Award. Don places high value on family, community and loyalty. Don and his wife, Kathy, relax by visiting one of his farms and working with his cattle.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Cameron joined the oil industry in 1989 and has held leadership roles in sales, supply chain and finance across Australia, Europe and Latin America. He also has six years executive management experience in other industry sectors.
He joined Lowes Petroleum Service in 2015 to help drive and shape its journey to being the best fuels and lubricants business in Australia.
In addition to CEO, Cameron holds the position of Company Secretary and is a Director of Lennon Engineering and Construction Pty Ltd and Revir Pty Ltd.
General Manager – QLD and HSSE
Bernie Morris has been Lowes Petroleum’s Operational General Manager since July 2004, having worked his way up from the time he joined the company in 1989. As a key member of the Lowes Petroleum management team, Bernie has contributed to the substantial growth of Lowes. Prior to joining Lowes, Bernie was employed at NAB as Credit Manager and Business Development Manager.
Bernie brings to his new role his strong operations experience and his ability for dealing with stakeholders from banks, customers, suppliers.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Marcus joined Lowes in 2020 and has over 20 years’ experience working with businesses across several industries in Australia and England. He has held senior commercial and finance roles within building and construction, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, consulting, and professional services, and brings a diverse range of skills to Lowes.
Marcus is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia and New Zealand, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
In addition, Marcus holds a Masters’ and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from the Australian Securities Institute and a Bachelor of Business from Queensland University of Technology.
Head of Sales and Marketing
Sharon joined the fuel industry in 1997 and has over 20 years’ experience leading and delivering strategic and operational outcomes. Sharon has held leadership roles across Sales, Marketing, Retail, Franchising, Operations and Corporate Services, at Regional, State and local levels, within Australian and off-shore organisations.
Sharon joined Lowes Petroleum in January 2019 and as a member of the Executive Management Team, she is accountable for strategy development, performance, growth and leadership of the Sales and Marketing teams.
Sharon’s extensive experience is complemented by formal qualifications in Business Management, Retail Management and Executive Leadership.
Dawson has over 30 years’ experience as a company director He has served on the boards of some of Queensland’s largest organisations, including Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC), Queensland Rail, Sunsuper and UnitingCare, and he has held senior executive positions in both commercial and not-for-profit organisations. Prior to his retirement from full-time employment, Dawson was a General Manager for QIC, one of Australia’s major institutional investors with over $70 billion in funds under management for its clients. Dawson has developed an outstanding reputation of high integrity and ethical practice and he was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2003. Dawson is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a fellow of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia, and an affiliate of Governance Institute of Australia.
Owen is the Safety and Operation Risk Director for bp Fuels Asia Pacific. He is also the global Technical Authority for Retail Engineering, with a focus on emerging technologies such a EV charging and Hydrogen fueling.
Owen began his career as a production engineer in 1997 with Dow Chemical in Altona, before moving into the Major Hazards Unit of WorkSafe Victoria after the Longford Gas Explosion. While at WorkSafe, he helped licence 40 facilities and also spent time managing the Licensing, Mining and Major Hazards teams. Returning to the oil industry 12 years ago, Owen has worked with Caltex and bp in a variety of risk management, engineering and HSSE roles. He was a non-executive director for New Zealand Oil Service Ltd from 2015 to 2020, helping govern substantial change with Worley replacing Z Energy as the JV partner.
Owen has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and Bachelor of Arts (Politics) from University of Melbourne. He is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Paul has extensive experience in strategy, business development, mobility, convenience and aviation for bp across the globe and was appointed vice president, business development and low carbon solutions, Asia Pacific in September 2022.
In this role, Paul leads bp’s Asia Pacific business in developing integrated energy and mobility solutions to help strategic customers decarbonize, while maximizing value for bp’s transition growth engines.
Prior to returning to Australia to commence his current role, Paul was vice president for mobility and convenience in Mexico where he was responsible for bp’s downstream fuel business.
His roles at bp have also included director of commercial development based in London and heading bp’s aviation business, Air bp, in the United Kingdom and France.
Before starting his first role overseas with bp in 2015, Paul worked in a variety of roles across the strategy, mergers and acquisitions, trading and supply teams in Australia.
Paul is bilingual and has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Buenos Aires.
Matt began work in the energy industry in 2004 as a chemical engineer at bp’s former oil refinery in Brisbane. He held management positions at bp in technical, operational, and commercial roles, and then represented bp in establishing the joint venture with Lowes in 2015.
Since then, he has worked in the international development sector for Tearfund, in the roles of Head of Risk & Compliance, Chief of Staff, and now as Interim CEO for Tearfund Netherlands.