Benjamin M. Fink
President and Chief Executive Officer
Benjamin M. Fink has served as a director and President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the general partners of Western Gas Partners, LP and Western Gas Equity Partners, LP since February 2017. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the general partner of Western Gas Partners, LP from 2009 to February 2017 and as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the general partner of Western Gas Equity Partners, LP from 2012 to February 2017.
Mr. Fink was Director, Finance of Anadarko from April 2007 to May 2009, during which time he was responsible for principal oversight of the finance operations of an Anadarko subsidiary, Anadarko Algeria Company, LLC. From August 2006 to April 2007, Mr. Fink served as an independent financial consultant to Anadarko in its Beijing, China and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil offices. From April 2001 until June 2006, Mr. Fink held executive management positions at Prosoft Learning Corporation, including serving as its President and Chief Executive Officer from November 2004 until that company’s sale in June 2006. From 2000-2001 Mr. Fink co-founded and served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Meta4 Group Limited, an online direct marketer based in Hong Kong and Tokyo. Previously, Mr. Fink held positions of increasing responsibility at Prudential Capital Group and Prudential Asset Management Asia, where he focused on the negotiation, structuring and execution of private debt and equity investments.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and he is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Craig W. Collins
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Craig W. Collins has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the general partner of Western Gas Partners, LP since February 2017. He previously served as Director, Midstream Engineering for Anadarko from July 2016 to February 2017, during which time he was responsible for the engineering and construction of midstream infrastructure for Anadarko and Western Gas Partners, LP. He joined the Anadarko midstream organization in November 2010, where he led commercial development activities in the Eagleford shale, and was promoted to General Manager in June 2013, with commercial responsibilities for midstream assets located in Texas, New Mexico, Kansas, Louisiana, and Pennsylvania. Since joining Anadarko in 2003, Mr. Collins has also held positions of increasing responsibility in Treasury and Corporate Development. Mr. Collins holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from Rice University where he was a recipient of the Jones Scholar Award. He is an Eagle Scout, is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and has continuously served on committees of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo since 2003.
Philip H. Peacock
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Philip H. Peacock has served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the general partner of Western Gas Partners, LP since August 2012. Mr. Peacock has served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the general partner of Western Gas Equity Partners, LP since September 2012. Prior to joining Western Gas, Mr. Peacock was a partner practicing corporate and securities law at the law firm of Andrews Kurth LLP, which he joined in August 2003. Mr. Peacock holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University, a Master of Arts degree from the University of Houston, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia. He is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas.