Andrew Brown

Upstream Director

Andy Brown was appointed to the Executive Committee of Royal Dutch Shell in April 2012. He is responsible for Shell’s global Upstream business, which includes the exploration and production of oil and gas from conventional, shale and deep-water sources.

Andy joined Shell after completing his degree in Engineering Science at Cambridge University. Between 1984 and 2000, he worked in New Zealand, the Netherlands, Italy, Brunei and Oman in engineering and project management roles.

In 2000, Andy was Senior Advisor for the Middle East and Former Soviet Union to the Vice Chairman of Shell before becoming Private Assistant to the Chairman of Shell in 2001. From 2002 to 2012, he led the successful delivery of the $18 billion pioneering Pearl GTL gas-to-liquids project as Managing Director and Qatar Country Chairman. In 2009, he was additionally appointed Executive Vice President Qatar with responsibility for all of Shell’s upstream business in Qatar including the Qatargas 4 LNG project. From 2012 to 2015 Andy was Upstream International Director, responsible for the global upstream and integrated gas businesses excluding the Americas.

Andy was awarded an OBE in the 2012 New Year’s Honours List for his services to British-Qatari business relations. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and a Trustee of the Shell Foundation. 


Andy married his wife Julie in 1985 and they have four children. He enjoys skiing, walking, sailing and golf.


Businesses and Functions

  • Exploration
  • Deep water
  • Unconventionals
  • Operated
  • Joint ventures
  • Production excellence


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