Rob moves to Perth from New Zealand, where he was the Country Chair & VP for Shell New Zealand / Shell Taranaki for more than 13 years. Shell announced the sale of its New Zealand interests in March 2018.
"It is a privilege to join Shell Australia and lead Prelude to successfully deliver gas to our customers across the globe. My focus will be the safe start-up and reliable operations of Prelude in the years to come” he said.
David Bird has been leading Prelude since 2015. He said that he has seen Prelude shift from a project under construction in Geoje, South Korea, to a facility safely moored offshore and being commissioned.
“To see Prelude now moored off the coast and being commissioned gives me a great buzz” he said.
“Thank you to the extremely motivated team both within Shell and across our partnerships, contractors and community. It has been a pleasure working with you all. I leave Prelude in Rob’s very safe and experienced hands and will continue to watch with interest as Prelude moves into its next phase of steady operations”.