Shawn Fernando - Head of Robotics - Woodside Energy

Shawn Fernando

Head of Robotics
Woodside Energy


Shawn is the Head of Robotics for Woodside Energy, responsible for leading robotic development and deployment of solutions on site.

Shawn has over 15 years of industry experience.

Starting his career in the military, he moved into the aerospace industry as a mechanical engineer specialising in R&D projects. Subsequently, he joined the resource sector and progressed to becoming an asset integrity specialist and operations manager for a highly-respected consultancy.

Since 2010, Shawn has held roles within Woodside as a Facility Engineer, Engineering Team Leader, Operations Manager and Offshore Installation Manager. He now leads the robotics team within the Technology function of Woodside.