Sir Andrew Mackenzie

Sir Andrew Mackenzie
Sir Andrew Mackenzie

Chair

Tenure
Appointed Chair May 18, 2021
Appointed a Director October 1, 2020

Board Committee Membership
Chair of the Nomination and Succession Committee

Outside interests/Commitments
Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
Chair of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

Age
Born 1956

Nationality
British

Career

Sir Andrew Mackenzie was appointed Chair of the Board of Shell plc with effect from May 18, 2021.

Sir Andrew joined BHP, the world's largest mining company, in 2008, and served as Group CEO from 2013 to 2019, when he systematically simplified and strengthened the business, and created options for the future. He also made BHP the first miner to pledge to tackle emissions caused when customers use its products.

From 2004 to 2007 at Rio Tinto, he was Head of Industrial Minerals, then Head of Industrial Minerals and Diamonds. Prior to this, Sir Andrew spent 22 years with BP, joining in 1982 in research and development, followed by international operations and technology roles across most business streams and functions – principally in exploration and production and petrochemicals, including as Chief Reservoir Engineer and Chief Technology Officer. Latterly he was Group Vice President for Chemicals in the Americas, then Olefins and Polymers globally.

From 2005 to 2013 Sir Andrew served as a Non-executive Director of Centrica. He has also served on many not-for-profit boards, including public policy think-tanks in the UK and Australia. He was knighted in 2020 for services to business, science, technology and UK-Australia relations.

Relevant skills and experience
Sir Andrew is a highly experienced leader who has managed major international FTSE 100 businesses, and has more than 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas, petrochemicals and minerals industry. Following early academic distinction, Sir Andrew made important contributions to geochemistry, including groundbreaking methods for oil exploration and recovery. He was recognised as "one of the world’s most influential earth scientists" and made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2014.

Having lived and worked on five continents, Sir Andrew applies his deep understanding of the energy business and geopolitical outlook to create public-private partnerships and advise governments around the world. As an earth scientist, Sir Andrew has consistently pursued sustainable action on climate change in the interests of access to affordable energy and global development. Sir Andrew brings the wealth of his experience and insights to Shell, where his expertise is already contributing to help Shell navigate the energy transition. Sir Andrew is also a committed champion of gender balance, the rights of indigenous peoples, and of the power of large companies to support social change – all of which align closely with Shell’s purpose, strategy and values. 

In June 2021, Sir Andrew was appointed the chair of UK Research and Innovation. Sir Andrew has been tasked with driving forward the government's ambitious research and innovation agenda.

Euleen Goh

Euleen Goh
Euleen Goh

Deputy Chair and Senior Independent Director

Tenure
Appointed a Director September 1, 2014
Euleen was appointed Deputy Chair and Senior Independent Director on May 20, 2020.

Board Committee membership
Member of the Nomination and Succession Committee and Member of the Remuneration Committee

Outside interests/commitments
Chair of SATS Ltd. Trustee of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs Endowment Fund. Chair of the Singapore Institute of Management Pte Ltd and Non-executive Director of Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd, both of which are not-for-profit organisations. Euleen was appointed as a Member of the Singapore Public Service Commission on April 1, 2021.

Age
Born 1955

Nationality
Singaporean

Career
Euleen is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Chartered Accountants, and has professional qualifications in banking and taxation. She has held various senior management positions within Standard Chartered Bank and was Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore, from 2001 until 2006. She is also a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

She has also held non-executive appointments on various boards including Aviva plc, MediaCorp Pte Ltd, Singapore Airlines Ltd, Singapore Exchange Ltd, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad, Standard Chartered Bank Thai plc, CapitaLand Ltd, Temasek Trustees Pte Ltd, DBS Bank Ltd and DBS Group Holdings Ltd. She was previously Non-executive Chairman of the Singapore International Foundation, and Chairman of International Enterprise Singapore and the Accounting Standards Council, Singapore.

Relevant skills and experience
Euleen’s current roles as chair of the board of directors of various international organisations provide significant experience in the area of strategy development and international businesses. She is highly regarded both externally and within Shell as a champion of diversity and consistently but constructively challenges the Board and management to continue to progress in this area.

Based in Singapore and having been Chair of the Risk Committee of the largest bank in South-east Asia, Euleen is close to key emerging/growth markets for our business. Euleen’s risk management expertise has elevated the Board’s deep deliberations around risk governance, and her voice is regularly heard on discussions regarding appropriate risk appetite. Her extensive travel around the world, through her various executive and non-executive roles, has equipped her with broad geopolitical insight and significant knowledge of operating in the Asian market.

Euleen uses her financial acumen and advocacy for diversity to pose probing and insightful questions, both in and beyond the boardroom. This contributes to well-rounded, incisive and inclusive Board discussions.

Ben van Beurden

Ben van Beurden
Ben van Beurden

Chief Executive Officer

Tenure
Appointed Chief Executive Officer January 1, 2014

Board Committee membership
N/A

Outside interests/commitments
Ben joined the Supervisory Board of Mercedes-Benz Group AG (formally known as Daimler AG) in April 2021

Age
Born 1958

Nationality
Dutch

Career
Ben was Downstream Director from January to September 2013. Before that, he was Executive Vice President Chemicals from 2006 to 2012. In this period, he also served on the boards of a number of leading industry associations, including the International Council of Chemicals Associations and the European Chemical Industry Council. Previously, he held a number of operational and commercial roles in Upstream and Downstream, including Vice President Manufacturing Excellence. He joined Shell in 1983, after graduating with a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.

Relevant skills and experience
Ben has more than 37 years' experience of working for Shell. He has built a deep understanding of the industry and proven management experience across the technical and commercial roles.

Ben has led Shell to build resilience and deliver strong financial results. In 2016, he steered the Company through the acquisition and integration of the BG Group, which accelerated Shell’s business strategy and led to a streamlining divestment programme of $30 billion of non-core assets.

Under his leadership, Shell has positioned itself to help tackle climate change. In April 2020, Shell set a target of becoming a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, in step with society.

In 2020, in the unprecedented circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, Shell took decisive action to maintain its financial resilience. Ben also led plans for a strategic reorganisation, due to take effect in August 2021, aimed at setting up Shell to succeed in the energy transition by making the business nimbler and better able to respond to customers. In February 2021, Shell set out Powering Progress, a detailed strategy which describes our commitments under four goals: generating shareholder value, achieving net-zero emissions, powering lives and respecting nature.

In November 2021, the Company announced a simplification of its structure. As a result, Ben has relocated to the UK.

Sinead Gorman

Sinead Gorman
Sinead Gorman

Chief Financial Officer 

Tenure
Appointed Chief Financial Officer April 1, 2022

Board Committee membership
N/A

Age
Born 1977

Nationality
British

Career
Since joining Shell in 1999, Sinead has held various key leadership roles in Finance. She started her Shell career in Trading, working in the Shell International Trading and Shipping Company (STASCO) based in London, UK, and the Coral Energy joint venture, in Houston, Texas, USA. She worked in Mergers and Acquisitions and Treasury, based in the Netherlands, before moving back to Houston as the Vice President Finance for Shales.

In recent years, Sinead has held the position of Executive Vice President (EVP) Finance for Projects & Technology, and Integrated Gas and New Energies. Most recently, she was the EVP Finance for Upstream.

Sinead has a MEng in Engineering, Economics and Management from the University of Oxford, and a MSc in Finance from London Business School. She is married, with two children.

Dick Boer

Dick Boer
Dick Boer

Independent Non-executive Director

Tenure
Appointed a Director May 20, 2020

Board Committee membership
Member of the Audit Committee and Member of the Nomination and Succession Committee

Outside interests/ commitments
Non-executive Director for Nestlé and SHV Holdings; Chair of the Advisory Board for G-Star RAW; Chair of the Supervisory Board of Royal Concertgebouw; Chair of Rijksmuseum Fonds

Age
Born 1957

Nationality
Dutch

Career
Dick was President and Chief Executive Officer of Ahold Delhaize from 2016 to 2018. Prior to the merger between Ahold and Delhaize, he served as President and CEO of Royal Ahold from 2011 to 2016. From 2006 to 2011 he was a member of the Executive Board of Ahold and served as Chief Operating Officer of Ahold Europe from 2006 to 2011.

Dick joined Ahold in 1998 as CEO of Ahold Czech Republic and was appointed President and CEO of Albert Heijn in 2000. In 2003, he also became President and CEO of Ahold’s Dutch businesses. 

Prior to joining Ahold, Dick spent more than 17 years in various retail positions for SHV Holdings N.V. in the Netherlands and abroad and for Unigro N.V.

Relevant skills and experience
Dick is a highly regarded recently retired Chief Executive, who has a deep understanding of brands and consumers, and extensive knowledge of the US and European markets, from his time leading one of the world’s largest food retail groups. He brings a career’s worth of experience at the forefront of retailing and customer service which extended in more recent years to e-commerce and the digital arena. This experience is most timely as Shell focuses on the growth of our marketing businesses and increasing consumer choices in energy products. 

Dick is a balanced leader with sound business judgement and proven track record in strategic delivery, evidenced by the combination of Ahold and Delhaize. He also has a passion for sustainability and is well aware of the importance of the various stakeholder interests in this area.

Neil Carson OBE

Neil Carson OBE
Neil Carson OBE

Independent Non-executive Director

Tenure
Appointed a Director June 1, 2019

Board Committee membership
Chair of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Safety, Environment and Sustainability Committee

Outside interests/commitments
Non-executive Chairman of Oxford Instruments plc

Age
Born 1957

Nationality
British

Career
Neil is a former FTSE 100 chief executive. After completing an engineering degree, Neil joined Johnson Matthey in 1980 where he held several senior management positions in the UK and the USA, before being appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2004. Since retiring from Johnson Matthey in 2014, Neil has focused his time on his non-executive roles. He was Chairman of TT Electronics plc from 2015 until May 6, 2020.

Relevant skills and experience
Neil is highly experienced, has a broad industrial outlook and a highly commercial approach with a practical perspective on businesses. He brings a track record of strong operational exposure, familiarity with capital-intensive business and a first-class international perspective on driving value in complex environments. Neil was awarded an OBE for services to the chemical industry in 2016. Neil uses his current and past experience in non-executive positions to bring fresh insight and industry understanding to Board discussions. He has also provided valuable insight based on his former executive position and operational experience. Neil was appointed Chair of the Remuneration Committee on May 20, 2020.

Ann Godbehere

Ann Godbehere
Ann Godbehere

Independent Non-executive Director

Tenure
Appointed a Director May 23, 2018

Board Committee membership
Chair of the Audit Committee and Member of the Nomination and Succession Committee

Outside interests/commitments
Non-executive Director and audit committee chair of Stellantis N.V., Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants and a Fellow of the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada.

Age
Born 1955

Nationality
Canadian and British

Career
Ann started her career with Sun Life of Canada in 1976 in Montreal, Canada. She joined M&G Group in 1981, where she served as Senior Vice President and Controller for both life and health, and property and casualty businesses throughout North America. She joined Swiss Re in 1996, after it acquired the M&G Group, and served as Chief Financial Officer from 2003 to 2007. From 2008 to 2009, she was interim Chief Financial Officer and an Executive Director of Northern Rock bank in the initial period following its nationalisation.

Ann has also held several non-executive director positions at Prudential plc, British American Tobacco plc, UBS AG, and UBS Group AG. Ann served as a non-executive director of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited until May 2019, and she was also Senior Independent Director of Rio Tinto plc. In January 2021, Ann joined the Board of the newly formed Stellantis NV, and she chairs its Audit Committee.

Relevant skills and experience
Ann is a former CFO, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants, and has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector. She has worked her entire career in international business and has lived in or served on boards in nine countries. Ann makes significant contributions and adds exceptional value by bringing both her extensive experience and a global perspective to Board discussions.

Ann's long and varied international business career powered by her financial acumen is reflected in the insights and constructive challenges she brings to the boardroom. As Audit Committee Chair, Ann leverages her background to ensure robust discussions are consistently held as the Audit Committee delivers its remit.

Catherine J. Hughes

Catherine J. Hughes
Catherine J. Hughes

Independent Non-executive Director

Tenure
Appointed a Director June 1, 2017

Board Committee membership
Chair of the Safety, Environment and Sustainability Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee

Outside interests/commitments
-

Age
Born 1962

Nationality
Canadian and French

Career
Catherine was Executive Vice President International at Nexen Inc., from January 2012 until her retirement in April 2013, where she was responsible for all oil and gas activities including exploration, production, development and project activities outside Canada. She joined Nexen in 2009 as Vice President Operational Services, Technology and Human Resources.

Prior to joining Nexen Inc., she was Vice President Oil Sands at Husky Oil from 2007 to 2009 and Vice President Exploration & Production Services, from 2005 to 2007. She started her career with Schlumberger in 1986 and held key positions in various countries, including France, Italy, Nigeria, the UK and the USA, and was President of Schlumberger Canada Ltd for five years. Catherine has also held several non-executive director positions at SNC-Lavalin Group Inc, Statoil ASA and Precision Drilling Inc.

Relevant skills and experience
Catherine contributes through her knowledge of industry and the ease with which she engages with other Directors and managers in the boardroom. With over 30 years of oil and gas sector experience, she brings a geopolitical outlook and deep understanding of the industry. An engineer by training, she has also spent a significant part of her career working in senior human resources roles. The Board highly regards her perspectives on our industry and our most important asset, our people.

Catherine has a strong track record of executing operational discipline with a focus on performance metrics and a continual drive for excellence. Her knowledge of the technology underpinning oil and gas operations, logistics, procurement and supply chains benefits the Board greatly as it considers various projects and investment or divestment proposals.

She also uses her industry knowledge – combined with her commitment to the highest standards of corporate governance and safety, ethics and compliance – in her membership of our Safety, Environment and Sustainability Committee, while using her human resources experience in her membership of the Remuneration Committee.

Jane Holl Lute

Jane Holl Lute
Jane Holl Lute

Independent Non-executive Director

Tenure
Appointed a Director May 19, 2021

Board Committee Membership
Member of the Audit Committee. On March 9, 2022, the Board announced that Jane would step down from her role on the Audit Committee and had been appointed a member of the Safety, Environment and Sustainability Committee, with effect from the conclusion of the 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Outside interests/commitments
Non-executive Director of Marsh & McLennan and the Union Pacific Corporation

Age
1956

Nationality
American

Career
Jane was President and Chief Executive Officer of the North American operations of SICPA security inks from 2017 to 2021, when she assumed the role of Non-executive strategic director. From 2018 to 2021, Jane was a Non-executive Director of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. In 2013 Jane established and led the Council on CyberSecurity, an independent, expert not-for-profit organisation with a global scope, committed to the security of an open internet. From 2015 to 2016 Jane held the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Internet Security, an independent not-for-profit organisation that works to improve cyber security worldwide.

Before this, from 2009 to 2013 Jane served as Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security, functioning as the Chief Operating Officer for the third-largest US Federal department. From 2003 to 2009 she held various roles at the United Nations, including Acting Under-Secretary and Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping, Field Support and Peacebuilding. She also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the United Nations Foundation and Better World Fund. In recent years, Jane has returned to working with the United Nations, serving as a Special Adviser to the Secretary-General.

Jane started her career in the US Army in 1978, serving in Berlin during the Cold War, on the US Central Command Staff during Operation Desert Storm, and on the National Security Council Staff under Presidents George H.W. Bush and William J. Clinton. After retiring from the Army in 1994, she joined the Carnegie Corporation as an Executive Director of its Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict.

Relevant skills and experience
Jane is a proven and effective leader, who has held significant leadership roles in public service, the military and private sector. She brings a wealth of expertise in matters of public policy, cyber-security and risk management to our Board. She has also made significant contributions to strategic discussions and overseeing the day-to-day business and management of a significant public security department. Jane is an experienced board director, having served on the boards of large-market capitalisation companies since 2016. These appointments have provided her with wide experience and given her business perspectives across different sectors and geographical regions. She has also served on various committees including those which focus on audit, environmental and sustainability, nomination and governance issues

Martina Hund-Mejean

Martina Hund-Mejean
Martina Hund-Mejean

Independent Non-executive Director

Tenure
Appointed a Director May 20, 2020

Board Committee membership
Member of the Audit Committee

Outside interests/ commitments
Non-executive Director of Prudential Financial Inc, Colgate-Palmolive Company, and Truata Ltd.

Age
Born 1960

Nationality
German and US Citizen

Career
Martina was Chief Financial Officer of Mastercard Inc from 2007 to 2019. From 2002 to 2007 she was Senior Vice President, Corporate Treasurer at Tyco International Ltd and from 2000 to 2002 she was Senior Vice President, Treasurer at Lucent Technologies.

Prior to this, Martina spent 12 years with General Motors, undertaking a number of senior roles within their finance operations.

Relevant skills and experience
Originally from Germany, Martina has spent 30 years in the USA and is an experienced global executive. Her financial and operational leadership of technology-focused companies is extremely relevant as Shell explores new technology-enabled business models. Martina also brings diverse sector experience to the Board, most recently from operating at a large global organisation in the highly regulated finance industry.

Martina is known for her straightforward and direct approach. She maintains the highest standards of leadership, strategic thinking and financial stewardship. She also has a strong track record as a mentor and in promoting diversity.

Martina's deep financial knowledge and unique perspective also enables her to make robust, demanding and constructive challenges to our investment considerations to help ensure that our projects are aligned with our strategic intent.

Abraham (Bram) Schot

Abraham (Bram) Schot
Abraham (Bram) Schot

Independent Non-executive Director

Tenure
Appointed a Director October 1, 2020

Board Committee Membership
Member of the Safety, Environment and Sustainability Committee. On March 9, 2022, the Board announced that Bram would be appointed a member of the Remuneration Committee, with effect from the conclusion of the 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Outside interests/Commitments
The Board of Signify N.V. has proposed to its shareholders that Bram join its supervisory board. Signify shareholders are scheduled to vote on this proposal at its AGM scheduled to be held on May 17, 2022.

Age
Born 1961

Nationality
Dutch

Career
Bram has been a member of the group Board of Volkswagen AG, responsible for the Premium Car Group, CEO of Audi AG, Chairman of Lamborghini and Ducati, responsible for the VW group Commercial Operations and Vice-Chairman of Porsche Holding Salzburg.

From 2011 to 2016 he was a Member of the Board of Volkswagen CV, Executive Vice President responsible for Global Marketing, Sales & Services, New Business Models. In 2017 he became a member of the Board of Audi AG. From 2006 to 2011 Bram was President & CEO of Daimler/Mercedes-Benz Italia & Holding

S.p.A. From 2003 to 2006 he was President & CEO of DaimlerChrysler in the Netherlands.

Prior to this, Bram held a number of Director and senior leadership roles within Mercedes-Benz in the Netherlands, having joined the business in 1987 on an executive management programme.

Relevant skills and experience

Bram has over 30 years' experience working in the automotive industry at all levels of the business.

He gained a wealth of knowledge on far-reaching cost optimisation programmes at Audi AG. These helped transform the car company into a provider of electric vehicles that could offer sustainable mobility and succeed in the energy transition. He is well placed to leverage this knowledge in the Shell boardroom as Shell navigates its own transformation and pathway through the energy transition.

Bram has strong principles and regards integrity and compliance as the basis for doing business.

His studies have encompassed innovation and organisational effectiveness, geopolitical environments, shareholder value, corporate social responsibility and risk management, in several countries, which are all highly valued management tools and are already evident in the questions he raises in the boardroom.

Caroline Omloo