Stephen Newton

Stephen Newton

Board Member

Industry Representative

Steve has been a vocal advocate for good governance and social equity and a champion of corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives throughout his industry career. Stephen’s years of experience as an oil and gas executive, entrepreneur and engineer give him a well-rounded perspective that perfectly complements Equitable Origin’s needs as a young and growing company.

Steve has held executive leadership positions at Vetra Energia SL, Transmeridien Exploration, Inc., Solana Resources Limited, Alberta Energy and Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY), where he worked for over 25 years. At OXY, he became the VP, Worldwide Engineering, Technical Services and Health, Environment and Safety (HES), including CSR initiatives, after serving as the President of Occidental Colombia, where he was also responsible for HES and CSR initiatives.

Steve received his MSc in Petroleum Engineering from the Imperial College, University of London, a BE in Mining and Petroleum Engineering from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, and an Executive MBA from UCLA.

Expertise: Oil and gas exploration and production, best practices in Health, Environment and Safety related to the oil and gas industry, stakeholder engagement, creating shared value