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 Corporate and UK Country Controller
Liz was appointed VP Corporate and UK Country Controller in 2019 and has been with Shell for more than 20 years. During this time, she has held various finance roles across Shell’s businesses, most recently in Shell’s joint ventures in Brunei, Kazakhstan and Russia. Liz has extensive experience working across different cultures and with governments and joint venture partners. Liz has an MA in Natural Sciences and is a chartered accountant, qualifying with Ernst and Young in London prior to joining Shell.
Managing Counsel Acquisitions and Divestemnts
Jacob joined Shell in 2004 and has worked in a range of roles across Shell Legal supporting Shell’s Downstream, Trading, Integrated Gas and Upstream businesses. Before joining Shell Jacob practised as a solicitor in London, advising on corporate and commercial matters with law firm Harbottle & Lewis. He trained with and was an associate at Ashurst, also in London. Jacob holds a degree in law from Oxford University.
Head of UK Energy Technology Partnership (Board observer)
Jo drives Shell’s energy transition strategy in the UK, aligning it to the Government’s Net Zero targets. Jo is an independent member of the Governments Net Zero Innovation Board and also advises the Energy Futures Lab at Imperial College and the British Geological Survey. Jo was awarded an OBE in 2018 and is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the IMechE.
Early in her career Jo worked for Shell in oil and gas field development, national energy planning, economics and business development in the Netherlands, Brunei, Oman, UAE and Malaysia. She joined the Energy Technologies Institute in 2011, a public-private partnership accelerating innovation in support of the UK’s energy transition. Jo led the ETI’s team of modellers and sector experts exploring energy transition pathways and the opportunities and challenges in delivering them.
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.