Chad Holliday, Chair of Royal Dutch Shell plc, said "The Nomination and Succession Committee recommended Neil’s appointment to the Board following its review of the skills, knowledge and experience needed and a rigorous and thorough search process. Neil has a wealth of expertise, and the Board is delighted to recommend to shareholders that he be appointed a Director of the Company.

As a Non-Executive director, Neil brings a track record of utilizing well his strong operational exposure, familiarity with capital intensive business and a first-class international perspective on driving value in complex environments.”

Neil Carson

Born April 15, 1957. Neil Carson is a UK Citizen and former FTSE 100 chief executive. After completing an engineering degree, Neil joined Johnson Matthey in 1980 where he held several senior management positions in both the United Kingdom and United States, 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.

Neil is non-executive Chairman of Oxford Instruments plc and TT Electronics plc, a non-executive director of TI Fluid Systems plc (see Notes below) and is a former non-executive director of Amec Foster Wheeler and Paypoint.

Neil currently serves as Honorary President of the Society for the Chemical Industry and was awarded an OBE for services to the Chemical Industry in 2016.



  1. On December 20, 2018, TI Fluid Systems plc announced that Neil Carson will retire from the Board with effect from the conclusion of its Annual General Meeting to be held in May 2019.

  2. Subject to his appointment at the Royal Dutch Shell plc Annual General Meeting, Neil Carson will serve as a Non-executive Director from June 1, 2019.


January 31, 2019

Linda M. Szymanski
Company Secretary
Royal Dutch Shell plc


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