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.

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

Jacky Freer

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General Manager External Relations UK, Ireland, South Africa & Nordics

Based in London, Jacky leads Shell’s corporate communications team in the UK, the scope of which includes social investment, stakeholder engagement and business reputation management.

She joined Shell in 2001 supporting global external communications programmes for the Shell Chemicals business. Since then she has worked across Shell’s Lubricants and Global Commercial businesses in assignments covering portfolio communications, issues management and internal communications. She joined Shell’s UK Country Leadership Team from her role as VP Communications for Shell’s Projects & Technology organisation.

Before Shell, Jacky spent 10 years with an international public relations consultancy working for a range of UK and international business-to-business clients.

She holds a degree in English Literature and Economic & Social Policy from St David’s University College.

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

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.

Sarah Morton

Sarah Morton is Head of Legal, United Kingdom and Associate General Counsel, Downstream

Head of Legal, United Kingdom and Associate General Counsel, Downstream

Sarah Morton is Head of Legal, United Kingdom and Associate General Counsel, Downstream.

Sarah joined Shell in 2011 from the London office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP where she practiced as a solicitor specialising in international commercial litigation and arbitration. She trained and was an associate at Norton Rose, also in London.

Prior to her current role in Shell, Sarah was Managing Counsel for Shell’s Litigation team, covering Europe, the Middle East & North Africa.

Sarah holds a degree in Geography from Durham University. She is married with two young daughters.

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.

Steve Phimister

Steve Phimister - Upstream Director UK & Ireland

Steve Phimister - Upstream Director UK & Ireland

Steve has a varied background in technical, commercial and asset management roles working with Shell for nearly 25 years across Europe, Australia, Asia and the Americas. He has also worked in Shell’s Upstream, Downstream and Integrated Gas businesses.

Returning to the UK earlier in 2016, he led a multi-functional team successfully integrating the upstream businesses of Shell and BG in the UK and Ireland. Prior to this, Steve spent seven years leading a period of strong growth for Shell in Australia, including roles as GM Non-Operated ventures, GM Unconventionals and GM Business Development.

He has a degree in Chemical & Mineral Engineering from the University of Birmingham in the UK and is a member of several Engineering Institutes. He is a Graduate and Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has served on the board of a number of energy-related businesses in Australia. Steve is married with two daughters.

Craig Walker

Craig Walker- Vice President and Global CIO, Shell Downstream

Vice President and Global CIO, Shell Downstream

Craig Walker joined Shell Downstream as Global Chief Information Officer in July 2014. He came to this role following an assignment in Shell Trading and Supply, where he served for 6 years as the Global CIO based in Houston, Texas. He is also a member of the RDS IT Executive. He has nearly 28 years’ experience with Shell, in both the Upstream and Downstream IT functions. During this time, he has had overseas assignments in Colombia, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the USA and worked in the UK in both London and Aberdeen. 

Craig, who graduated in Chemical Engineering and joined Shell in 1981, also spent five years from 1998 with KPMG Consulting, where he managed strategy, large system implementations and process change programmes for major global clients. Craig now lives in London with his wife. He has two daughters and a son. His interests are wide and varied; with top of the list being sports, theatre, music, travel, good food and great wine.

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.