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)

Age
Born 1956

Nationality
British

Career

Sir Andrew Mackenzie was appointed Chair of the Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc with effect from May 19, 2021.

Sir Andrew joined BHP, the world's largest mining company, in 2008, becoming 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. 

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
Chairman of SATS Ltd. Member of the Future Economy Council in Singapore. Trustee of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs Endowment Fund. Chairman 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.

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. Euleen uses her financial acumen to pose probing and insightful questions, both in and beyond the boardroom. This contributes to well-rounded and incisive 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 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. Prior to this, 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 a detailed strategy to create value for shareholders and society and to achieve its net-zero emissions target

Jessica Uhl

Jessica Uhl
Jessica Uhl

Chief Financial Officer 

Tenure
Appointed Chief Financial Officer March 9, 2017

Board Committee membership
N/A

Outside interests/commitments
Jessica will join the Board of Goldman Sachs Group on July 1, 2021

Age
Born 1968

Nationality
US Citizen

Career
Jessica was Executive Vice President Finance (EVP) for the Integrated Gas business from January 2016 to March 2017. Previously, she was EVP Finance for Upstream Americas from 2014 to 2015, Vice President Finance for Upstream Americas Unconventionals from 2013 to 2014, VP Controller for Upstream and Projects & Technology from 2010 to 2012, VP Finance for the global Lubricants business from 2009 to 2010, and Head of External Reporting from 2007 to 2009. She joined Shell in 2004 in finance and business development, supporting the Renewables business.

Prior to joining Shell, Jessica worked for Enron in the USA and Panama from 1997 to 2003 and for Citibank in San Francisco, USA, from 1990 to 1996. She obtained a BA from UC Berkeley in 1989 and an MBA at INSEAD in 1997.

Relevant skills and experience
Jessica is a highly regarded executive with a track record of delivering key business objectives, from cost leadership in complex operations to mergers and acquisitions. Jessica’s professional background combines an external perspective with more than 16 years of Shell experience: she has held finance leadership roles in Europe and the USA, in Shell’s Upstream, Integrated Gas and Downstream businesses, as well as in Projects & Technology and Corporate.

Jessica was appointed CFO in the year following the BG acquisition, when Shell’s debt, gearing and development costs were high and when the oil price was still recovering from the lower levels of 2016. Jessica responded to these challenging conditions with enthusiasm, clarity and discipline and has overseen Shell’s delivery of industry-leading cash flow from operating activities.

In 2020, Jessica drove decisive counter-measures to protect the long-term financial health of the organisation, strengthen its balance sheet and preserve cash while ensuring the safe continuity of the business.

Jessica has also been a leading voice for transparency in the energy industry, including on taxes and climate change. Under her tenure, Shell has continued to expand and enhance disclosures related to climate change in line with the principles of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures. Under her guidance, from 2019, Shell began publishing an annual Tax Contribution Report. This includes country-by-country report data, a standard set by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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; Chairman of the Advisory Board for G-Star RAW; member of the Supervisory Board of Royal Concertgebouw; Chairman of Rijksmuseum Fonds; Board member of Curatorium and Founding Member of NL2025

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 from the bringing together of two former competitor companies. In addition, he has a genuine passion for sustainability and is well aware of the importance of the varying 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 has used his current and past experience in non-executive positions and, despite being relatively new to the Shell Board, he has already made significant contributions 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 Safety, Environment and Sustainability 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. She was a Non-executive Director of Statoil from 2013 to 2015. Catherine was up until May 2020, a non-executive Director of SNC-Lavalin Group 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
-

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

Age
1956

Nationality
American

Career
Jane is currently a Non-executive strategic director of SICPA security inks, and until May 2021, was President and Chief Executive Officer of its North American operations. 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. Prior to this, from 2009 to 2013 Jane served as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, functioning as the Chief Operating Officer for the third largest U.S. Federal department. From 2003 to 2009 she held various roles at the United Nations, (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).

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

Outside interests/Commitments
-

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.

Gerrit Zalm

Gerrit Zalm
Gerrit Zalm

Independent Non-executive Director

Tenure
Appointed a Director January 1, 2013

Board Committee membership
Member of the Audit Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee

Outside interests/commitments
Director of Moody’s Corporation inc.

Age
Born 1952

Nationality
Dutch

Career
Gerrit was an adviser to PricewaterhouseCoopers during 2007, Chairman of the Trustees of the International Accounting Standards Board from 2007 to 2010, and an adviser to Permira from 2007 to 2008. He was Chief Economist of DSB Bank from July 2007 to January 2008, Chief Financial Officer from January 2008 to December 2008, and Chairman of the Managing Board of ABN AMRO Bank N.V. from 2010 to 2016. From 2019 to 2021 he was a Director of Danske Bank A/S. He was Minister of Finance of the Netherlands, twice, from 1994 to 2002 and from 2003 to 2007. In between, he was Chairman of the parliamentary party of the VVD.

Prior to 1994, he was head of the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, a professor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and held various positions at the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Economic Affairs. He studied general economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, from where he also received an honorary doctorate in economics.

Relevant skills and experience
An economist by background, Gerrit’s distinguished 12-year service as the Minister of Finance of the Netherlands, and his experience gained from his time with ABN AMRO Bank, bring a deep and valuable understanding of Dutch politics and financial markets to the Board. His international financial management expertise and strategic development experience also benefit the Audit Committee.

A highly regarded and seasoned leader in both the public and private spheres, his significant experience in analysing financial commitments from a wider public stakeholder and a global business standpoint serves the Board well, particularly when considering investment proposals. Gerrit consistently and concisely articulates the logic and reasoning behind his views, which he regularly and directly provides to the benefit of the Board and management. His questions often trigger other analytical questions from fellow Directors, deepening and widening Board discussions.

Linda M. Coulter

Linda Szymanski, Company Secretary
Linda M. Coulter

Company Secretary

Tenure
Appointed Company Secretary January 1, 2017

Age
Born 1967

Nationality
US Citizen

Career
Linda was General Counsel of the Upstream Americas business and Head of Legal US, based in the USA, from 2014 to 2016. Previously, she was Group Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, based in the Netherlands, from 2011 to 2014. Since joining Shell in 1995, she has also held a variety of legal positions in the Shell Oil Company in the USA, including Chemicals Legal Managing Counsel and other senior roles in employment, litigation, and commercial practice. 

Relevant skills and experience

Linda is our Company Secretary and plays an important role as Shell’s General Counsel Corporate, overseeing corporate legal teams in Canada, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA.

The various legal roles Linda has undertaken at our headquarters, and in supporting both the Upstream and Downstream businesses, have provided her with a strong understanding of our global operations and people. Her experience of engaging with the Board in previous roles, coupled with her broad understanding and engagement across Shell’s businesses and functions, helps to ensure that the right matters come to the Board at the right time.

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