Ronan Cassidy

Chief Human Resources & Corporate Officer

Ronan Cassidy was appointed Chief Human Resources & Corporate Officer on January 1, 2016.

Ronan graduated from Oxford University, UK with a BA in Modern History. He began his career with Shell in 1988, supporting Production and Engineering for UK North Sea operations.

In 1991, Ronan joined the Stanlow Manufacturing (Refining and Petrochemicals) site working on the major site restructuring and changes in Industrial Relations implemented in early 1993.

In 1993, Ronan moved to China for five years as Human Resources Manager, helping to establish local downstream lubricants, bitumen, LPG and fuels businesses and supporting Upstream Exploration. In 1997, he assumed additional responsibility for resourcing in North East Asia.

Ronan returned to the UK in 1999, where he held further downstream business HR roles in LPG and Manufacturing, Supply and Distribution.

In 2004, he was appointed Vice President Human Resources Retail, supporting the globalisation of the Retail business.

In 2008, Ronan took up the role of Executive Vice President Strategy & Regional Coordination, based in the Netherlands, redeveloping Shell’s HR strategy and global organisation structure. In 2009, he was appointed Executive Vice President HR Downstream in the UK at a time of significant portfolio and productivity activity. In 2013, he became Executive Vice President HR Upstream International based in the Netherlands.


Ronan is a British national born in 1967. He is married with three sons. He enjoys reading, hiking, wildlife, rugby, and cricket.



  • Human Resources
  • Internal Communications and External Relations
  • Shell Real Estate
  • Shell Global Security
  • Shell Health
  • Shell Aircraft

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