Sinead Lynch

Sinead Lynch

Chair Shell UK Limited

Until joining Shell Sinead was EVP Safety and Sustainability, responsible for the leadership and integration of BG Group’s Health, Safety & Asset Integrity, Security, Environment & Climate Change, Social Performance & Human Rights, Government & Policy Affairs and Communications disciplines.

Sinead worked for BG since 1993, holding a wide variety of roles across business segments and disciplines. She began her career as a Geophysicist specialising in seismic processing and modelling before taking on roles in Exploration and Development Geophysics. From 2001, Sinead worked as an Economist in the UK assets before moving into a series of senior Commercial and Business Development roles. From 2005-2007, she was VP Commercial for BG Nigeria, leading the company’s upstream entry. From 2008-2011, Sinead worked as Area Commercial Manager for BG’s Africa Middle East and Asia assets before taking on the role of Head of Investment Appraisal for BG. She then spent two years in Bangkok as Asset General Manager for the Thailand asset.

When the proposed combination between Shell and BG Group was announced in April 2015, Sinead took on the additional responsibility of heading the Integration Planning Team on the BG side and supported the ongoing transition of BG into Shell. She joined Shell in the role of UK Country Chair on September 1 2016.

Sinead is married with two young sons.

Erik Bonino

Erik Bonino Executive Vice President Downstream Technology

Executive Vice President Downstream Technology

Erik Bonino has been Executive Vice President Downstream Technology within Shell’s Projects & Technology (P&T) organisation.

In his P&T role, Erik has responsibility for technology support to Shell’s downstream assets and products (including fuels and lubricants), as well as commercial activities spanning refining and chemicals licensed technology, services and catalysts for the oil and gas, petrochemical and other processing industries. These activities are delivered primarily through teams working out of Shell’s technology centres in Amsterdam, Bangalore, Hamburg and Houston with a significant population also based in the UK.

Erik had previously been Shell’s Executive Vice President of Project and Engineering Services within P&T since June 2008 with responsibility for the delivery of new production facilities, technology and technical support for operations in reliability and asset integrity.

Erik holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Cranfield School of Management and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Southampton University. He joined Shell in 2002 following 18 years in the oil and gas industry, first as design engineer in major projects and then in consulting as Vice President Energy & Utilities at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.

As VP of Engineering and Analytical Technology for Shell Global Solutions, Erik led the implementation consultancy focusing on business improvement programs for third party manufacturing clients, in Europe, Africa and South America. Later as General Manager of Planning and Performance Improvement, Global Manufacturing, he was responsible for business planning, performance, benchmarking and improvement of more than 30 Shell refining and chemicals sites.

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Erik is a dual British/Italian national, born in 1963. He is married with two children.

Michael Coates

Michael coates - United Kingdom Head of Legal and Associate General Counsel, Downstream

United Kingdom Head of Legal and Associate General Counsel, Downstream

Michael Coates is United Kingdom Head of Legal and Associate General Counsel, Downstream. He serves as a Director of Shell UK Limited, Shell’s principal operating company in the United Kingdom.

Michael joined Shell in 2004 from the London office of Slaughter and May, where he practised as a solicitor with a focus on corporate finance, securities and mergers & acquisitions (M&A). Thereafter, Michael worked at Shell’s Headquarters in The Netherlands in a number of business and corporate legal roles, supporting international energy and M&A projects in Europe, the United States, Latin America, Australasia and Sub-Saharan Africa. During this period, Michael also served as legal adviser to the parent company of the Shell Group, Royal Dutch Shell plc.

Between March 2011 and December 2013, Michael was Secretary to the Shell Group Executive Committee and Special Adviser to the Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Shell plc.

Michael is the Treasurer of the Corporate and M&A Law Committee of the International Bar Association, a member of the Advisory Panel of the Law Society’s GC 350, a member of the Energy Law Committee of the City of London Law Society, and a member of the Legal Affairs Committee of the UK Petroleum Industry Association. He serves on the Development Board of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and on the Curriculum Review Committee of the Energy and Natural Resources Law Institute at Queen Mary, University of London. Michael is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

He holds separate undergraduate degrees in Economics and Laws (Hons.) and a Masters degree in Laws from the University of London (UCL and Queen Mary).

Jacky Freer

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GM External Relations UK, Ireland, South Africa & Nordics

Jacky Freer is GM External Relations UK, Ireland, Nordics and South Africa. Based in London, she is accountable for Shell’s corporate communications, social investment, stakeholder engagement and issues management in the UK.

Jacky joined Shell in 2001 as External Affairs and Media Relations Manager for Shell Chemicals globally. In 2004 she moved to Shell Lubricants where, through several assignments, she broadened her accountabilities to include portfolio communications, issues management and internal communications. She was also part of the team which lead the change communications to support the formation of Shell Global Commercial (bringing together Shell’s Lubricants, Aviation, Marine and Specialties businesses). In 2011 she was appointed VP Communications for Shell’s recently formed Projects & Technology organization.

Before joining Shell, Jacky worked for an international public relations consultancy for 10 years providing communications counsel to a range of UK and international business-to-business clients.

She has a degree in English Literature and Economic and Social Policy.

Jacky has two daughters and in her spare time enjoys cycling, cooking and creative arts.

Paul Goodfellow

Paul goodfellow - Upstream Director UK & Ireland

Upstream Director UK & Ireland

Paul joined Shell in Holland in 1991 after receiving a B.Eng. in Mining Engineering and a Ph.D. in Rock Mechanics. He worked in the mining industry in South Africa and Finland prior to joining Shell. He has worked in a variety of Wells related roles throughout the Group.

In 2000, Paul was assigned to Shell Exploration & Production Company (SEPCO) as the Operations Manager for Deepwater Drilling and Completions and in August of 2003 he took up the role of Wells Manager for the Americas Region. He was named Venture Manager for North America Onshore in July 2008, in September 2009 he moved into the role of Vice President Development, Onshore for Upstream Americas. 

In January 2013 Paul was appointed Vice President Unconventionals for Upstream Americas. He is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and SPE. Paul serves on the Board of Directors of Shell’s Bully deepwater drillship joint venture, and also on the Board of Directors of the Center for Sustainable Shale Development. He was appointed member of the board of directors for Shell Midstream Partners on October 2014. He was appointed Upstream Director UK & Ireland from 1 March 2015.

Grahaeme Henderson

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Vice President, Shipping & Maritime

Dr Grahaeme Henderson is responsible for Shell’s international shipping and maritime activities, including ships, barges, drilling units, floating production facilities and related operations. His work spans Shell’s entire business across upstream, downstream, projects and construction.

Grahaeme's global team also manages Shell's oil tanker, LPG and LNG vessel portfolio which has significantly expanded following Shell’s recent combination with BG. Shell’s combined fleet of managed and chartered vessels includes over 90 LNG carriers, comprising some of the most technically advanced on the oceans today. This is the largest LNG fleet in the world, making up around 20% of the global tonnage

Grahaeme is strongly focused on safety and the environment, improving the efficiency of shipping and maritime operations, and driving technology and innovation, including Floating LNG and LNG as a maritime fuel.

Grahaeme has been a member of the Shell Trading Executive Committee and a Director of Shell International Trading and Shipping Company since April 2011. He is active in a variety of shipping industry bodies: he is Chairman of the Oil Companies International Marine Forum, President of the UK Chamber of Shipping and Chairman of the UK Shipping Defence Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Oceans and an Adjunct Professor for Southampton University.

Grahaeme was previously Managing Director of Brunei Shell Petroleum, Royal Dutch Shell’s upstream joint venture company in Brunei. His career with Shell has also included assignments in the UK, Nigeria, Syria and The Netherlands.

He has a First Class Honours BSc Degree and a PhD in mathematics of sea waves, and is a Professional Chartered Engineer. He is married with a daughter and twin sons.

Nigel Hobson

Nigel hobson - Vice President Global Operations for the Trading and Supply Business

Vice President Global Operations for the Trading and Supply Business

Nigel Hobson is currently Vice President Global Operations for the Trading and Supply Business based in London. This follows two recent assignments as VP Supply & Distribution for Europe and Africa based in London and with Shell’s Chemicals business as VP Global Operations & HSSE based in the Netherlands.

Nigel joined Shell in 2005 as Consultancy Manager for the Downstream Management Consultancy which included prime responsibility for projects in Manufacturing, Supply & Distribution well suited to his diverse experience gained across many Downstream businesses. Following graduation as a Chemical Engineer from Exeter University previous leadership roles with ExxonMobil include Refinery Operations, Crude Oil Trading, Supply Operations and Commercial Sales.

Nigel is a Fellow of The Institution of Chemical Engineers; He is married with three teenage daughters and in any free time enjoys outdoor pursuits including sailing and fishing.

Jonathan Kohn

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Vice President Human Resources - UK, Ireland, Nordics, South Africa

Jonathan joined Shell in the UK as a Human Resources recruit in July 1993 after six years at King’s College, University of London.

In the twenty two years since joining Shell he has worked in the UK, US, Netherlands twice, Malaysia and Qatar before returning to the UK for his current role. During this time he has worked in Upstream, Downstream, P&T and Corporate HR and been involved in everything from developing policy for offshore workers who are so overweight that they would pose a safety risk in the event of a helicopter emergency, leading the design of an on boarding programme for Manufacturing PU Managers, establishing a partnership between Shell International and the youth homelessness charity Centrepoint, overcoming the skepticism of candidates and managers alike to introduce assessment centers in the US and driving the harmonisation of pay, policy and benefits across the business and functions in Malaysia.

Jonathan has 3 young children but when the mini monsters give him some time off he enjoys playing tennis and the guitar.

David Moss

David moss - General Manager Retail North Cluster

General Manager Retail North Cluster

As the General Manager for Retail North Cluster, David is responsible for the Shell Retail Business in the UK, Denmark and Norway.

With over 35 years’ experience at Shell, David began his career in Shell’s Downstream Business, initially in Aviation then Marine. He joined the Retail business as a territory manager in the mid-1980s and since then has been held roles with increasing responsibility within marketing, sales, operations and strategy in Europe, USA and globally.

During this time he has worked in Shell companies, subsidiaries and joint ventures. More recently he was the General Manager for Shell Retail’s global operator platform change and GM for Global Site Systems.

He is married to Diane and together they have two daughters. His interests include family life, travel and sport.

Joanne Wilson

Joanne wilson - Vice President Corporate and UK Country Controller

Vice President Corporate and UK Country Controller

Joanne Wilson has been Vice President Corporate and UK Country Controller since July 2014, based in London. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and an associate member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Joanne joined Shell’s Treasury department in 2003, working primarily on the financing of upstream projects globally. She has also held finance roles in Chemicals, both in the Solvents and Phenol business and as Global Planning and Reporting Manager, and most recently worked in Shell’s crude and products trading businesses within Supply and Trading. Joanne started her career at PwC in audit and has also worked for Hess in their downstream gas and power, and trading businesses. She holds a maths degree from Oxford University.

Joanne lives in London with her husband and two children. She enjoys cycling, sailing and travel.

Sean Winnett

Thomas reilly - Head of UK Government Relations

Head of UK Government Relations

Prior to joining Shell in 2015, Sean was private secretary to the foreign secretary, focusing on the Middle East and North Africa, international security and multilateral policy.

Sean joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 2005. He worked as deputy head of the G8 Team during the UK and Russian presidencies and in the UK mission to the UN in Geneva. He studied Mandarin at Peking University before working in the political section of the British Embassy in Beijing. On his return to London in 2011, he was seconded to the National Security Secretariat in the Cabinet Office as a senior policy adviser on the Middle East and North Africa. In 2012 he was made an MBE.

Before joining the FCO, he worked in the UK Parliament and No10 Downing Street, and lived in Japan. He has a BA in European Studies from Royal Holloway, University of London, and an MA in Pacific Asian Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

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