Fred has had a 38-year, worldwide career in the upstream oil and gas sector, from a research role at Exxon to operational and management positions in Apache and Quadrant Energy.  He managed successful exploration programs in Egypt and Australia for Apache and later Quadrant energy.  Fred led the team that made the Dorado discovery in 2018, one of the largest oil finds on the NWS.

Fred currently is the sole director of Wehr Advisory Pty Ltd, providing technical and commercial advice in the upstream oil and gas sector to selected clients.  He is a member of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA), the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). Fred has a PhD in geoscience from Virginia Tech in the United States and holds both Australian and United States citizenship.