Donald R. Voelte, Jr.

Donald R. Voelte, Jr.

Donald R. Voelte, Jr.
Advisory Board Chair
Retired; presently Owner of VoKee Group LLC

About Donald

B.S. '75, Civil Engineering 
Los Angeles, Calif.


Donald Voelte, Jr., AO, BSc, FTSE, FAICD, last publicly served as CEO/MD of Seven Group Holdings Ltd 2012- 15. Previously, he was CEO/ MD of Woodside Petroleum Ltd from 2004-11. From 2000-04, he was CEO and President of Chroma Energy, Inc.

He served as EVP of Atlantic Richfield Co. (ARCO), as well as a Director of Vastar Inc, ARCO Chemical Company and Lyondell Chemical Inc. Voelte worked for Mobil Corporation for 22 years, as an EVP of Mobil Corporation and president of Mobil’s New Exploration and Producing Ventures and Global Exploration; VP/GM of U.S. Marketing and Supply/Logistics of Mobil Corporation. He also was GM of Corporate Planning and Planning Manager for U.S. Exploration and Producing at Mobil Corporation. Voelte started as a structural engineer at Mobil in 1975.

He was a member of the SPE, the ASCE, and the Chi Epsilon Honor Society. He is a Trustee of the University of Nebraska Foundation and serves on its Board of Directors. He was a UNL Master in 2013. In 2012, Australia appointed Don an honorary Officer (AO) within the general division of the Order of Australia for services to the Australian LNG industry and philanthropic contribution to arts and education.

Voelte and his wife, Nancy Keegan, operate a private foundation focused on education. In 2012, UNL named its new Nanotechnology and Metrology Research Center for Don and Nancy.