UK Country Chair
David is currently Shell’s UK Country Chair, reporting to the Group CEO, where he has corporate responsibilities for Shell’s activities in the UK and delivering the decarbonisation agenda for Shell UK.
This includes building the UK’s largest electric charging network and leading initiatives in renewable power generation, low carbon hydrogen production and the development of carbon capture and sequestration projects.
David joined Shell in 1997. Prior to this appointment he was Senior VP for Retail Mobility in Europe and South Africa, responsible for the operations of approximately 8,000 convenience stations across 18 countries where he launched Shell’s clean energy electric charging service, Shell Recharge, and also its nature-based solutions (NBS) carbon offsetting proposition for motorists.
Vice President of Renewables & Energy Solutions Europe
Colin has been the Vice President (VP) of Renewables & Energy Solutions Europe for Shell since 2020. Before that, he was CEO of Shell Energy Retail following the acquisition and subsequent rebrand of First Utility by Shell.
Colin’s career with Shell has taken him across the globe including Europe, Philippines, Singapore, and Brazil. He has worked in Trading & Supply and Shell’s Marketing businesses as well as Finance and R&D.
During his years as VP Downstream Strategy, Colin was a member of the Downstream leadership team, as well as a key contributor to the Group Strategy team and Shell Board strategy agenda. He joined Shell in 1992 as a Graduate Research Engineer, having completed a PhD in Chemical Engineering.
Senior Vice President of Distribution Operations
Richard was appointed as Senior Vice President, Distribution Operations in August 2021. His focus is to ensure the safe, compliant and competitive distribution of products to Shell's customers worldwide. Distribution Operations is also accountable to deliver engineering solutions to Downstream and Integrated Gas. As Shell strives to reduce carbon intensity, this activity is crucial to delivering the energy transition. Developing new competences and capabilities to drive to world class performance is a key enabler of success.
Richard joined Shell in 1996. Prior to his current role, he was SVP, Supply Chain for Global Lubricants, the market leader for 12 consecutive years, selling about 5 billion liters of lubricants annually.
Vice President of Human Resources & Downstream sectors
Monika has held a number of roles since joining Shell in 2001. These include VP HR for Customer Operations, an organisation of more than 2000 staff delivering the customer experience for B2C and B2B customers, and VP HR for Shell Business Operations with 10,000+ staff spanning India, Malaysia, Philippines, Poland, Scotland and South Africa. Prior to this Monika held various HR Business Partner, HR Consultancy and Change & Engage roles supporting a range of businesses, functions and operations.
Before Shell, Monika worked at Cable & Wireless for seven years where she was the HR Manager for European Operations and held positions covering HR Policy, Projects, Mergers, Acquisitions & Outsourcing. Monika holds a Masters in Human Resource Management and Bachelor of Commerce.
Senior Vice President of UK Upstream
Simon leads the Shell UK Upstream business, a major operated business with a diverse workforce engaged in exploration, production, new investments, decommissioning and energy transition activities across the offshore North Sea and onshore gas processing.
He has worked at Shell for over 28 years across countries including the UK, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, Netherlands and Nigeria. He returned to the UK in 2021 after three years as Deputy Managing Director of The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), where he was responsible for the operational business of the largest oil and gas producer in Nigeria. Simon joined the Shell Group in 1993 as a Petroleum Engineer, and prior to joining SPDC he has held a variety of roles.
Director of Corporate Relations UK
Madeline was appointed Director for Corporate Relations in August 2021. In this role she has responsibility for public policy, government relations, communications and social performance. She joined Shell from BG Group in 2016. In the last five years she has had roles leading the Government Relations team, the UK Energy Transition Programme and international climate policy brief.
Madeline joined BG Group in 2007 and over the years held a number of roles in policy and corporate affairs. She returned to the UK to work for the new Chief Executive Helge Lund as Chief of Staff in February 2015.
Prior to BG Group, Madeline spent ten years in Brussels, working in the European Parliament, European Commission and latterly as a public affairs consultant, advising multinational clients.
Head of Legal, Managing Counsel Employment and Benefits
Alex Ward is Head of Legal, United Kingdom, and Managing Counsel, UK Employment and Employee Benefits. She joined Shell in 1999 and throughout her 20 year + Shell career has advised on employment and benefits matters across all Shell UK businesses and functions, working with multiple senior stakeholders on numerous UK, cross jurisdiction and Group projects.
Before joining Shell, Alex trained with and practiced as a solicitor with law firm Taylor Wessing in London. Alex has a degree in Geography from Oxford University, after which she undertook a post graduate conversation to law.