Shell said Wednesday that Malcolm Brinded has agreed to step down as an Executive Director of the company with effect from 1 April 2012. Brinded has agreed to remain at Shell until 30 April 2012 in order to assist with the transition of his responsibilities.
At the same time the Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc announced the appointment of Andrew Brown as Upstream International Director. He will be a member of the Executive Committee and will be based in the Netherlands. Brown has worked for Shell for over 27 years in various upstream leadership roles. Currently he is Executive Vice-President Qatar and holds a degree in Engineering Science from Cambridge University.
Brinded is currently Executive Director Upstream International. He first joined Shell in October 1974 and has served the company in Brunei, the Netherlands, Oman and the United Kingdom. In 1998 he became Managing Director of Shell UK Exploration and Production and from 1999 until 2002 he was Shell Country Chairman in the UK. He has been a member of the Royal Dutch Shell plc Board (and its predecessors) since 2002. Prior to his current role, he was Executive Director in charge of Exploration & Production.
Royal Dutch Shell Chief Executive Peter Voser commented: “Malcolm Brinded has had a most distinguished career over many years and has made an important contribution to Shell’s success during that time. He leaves the Upstream International business in a strong position, well-placed to deliver on its targets and pursue the next stage of Shell’s growth.”