EVP Integrated Gas Australia and Australia Country Chair
January 2020 marked the start of a new role for Tony, as EVP Integrated Gas Australia and Country Chair. Tony describes it as an honour and a privilege to lead the Shell business in Australia through the energy transition, where our purpose is to power progress together to provide more and cleaner energy solutions, for Australia and the world.
With degrees in Land Resource Science from the University of Queensland and Law from the University of New England, Tony joined Shell’s QGC business in 2008 as Legal Counsel, just prior to the Shell and BG integration. Since then he has held a variety of land, community, asset management and legal roles. In 2015, Tony became QGC Managing Director as the business commenced production operations. Following Shell’s acquisition of BG, he was appointed Vice President QGC for Shell Australia, and then VP East, Shell Australia, until his appointment as EVP Integrated Gas Australia and Country Chair.
Associate General Counsel Integrated Gas/Head of Legal, Australia
Caitlin has 18 years of legal experience between private practice and Shell. She balances technical proficiency with commercial and operational experience to advise executive and business leadership teams effectively on strategic, operational and transformation goals. Prior to her current role, Caitlin was the Royal Dutch Shell (RDS) Executive Committee Secretary, where she worked closely with the RDS plc Board and the CEO’s Executive Committee during a key period of defining Shell’s energy transition strategy.
Since joining Shell in 2009, she has held a variety of legal roles in Perth and in The Hague, and in doing so has worked on a range of Australian and international upstream and integrated gas projects, and growth/M&A opportunities. These include the start-up of the Gorgon LNG project and the Prelude FLNG facility, the global 2015 Shell and BG combination and the 2010 Arrow acquisition. A strong advocate for diversity, Caitlin is committed to creating a workplace that is respectful, inclusive and enriched by different perspectives. Caitlin holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (first-class honours) from the University of Sydney.
CEO, Arrow Energy
Cecile is the CEO of Arrow Energy, Shell’s joint venture project with PetroChina and is a member of the Shell Australia Country Leadership team. Cecile joined Arrow Energy in 2020 after assuming Commercial Leadership roles at Shell and the BG Group prior to acquisition, which included VP Commercial & New Business Development Australia and Growth Director with the BG Group.
Prior to joining Shell and BG Group, Cecile was a corporate partner at the leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills in London for nine years and her corporate energy practice focused on complex cross-border oil, gas and LNG project development, high-value mergers and acquisition transactions in the oil, gas, and mining sectors and long-term sales arrangements for oil, gas, and LNG. Cecile holds two degrees from The University of Queensland, with Bachelors in Economics and Law
David A. Connolly
VP Finance LNG, Australia
David’s current role is VP Finance LNG, Australia. He has more than 20 years of experience across a broad range of businesses and a track record of accomplishment in complex transactions, mergers and acquisitions, contract management and international arbitration. Prior to his current role, David has served as VP Finance of Shell Energy America’s gas and power trading business and before this he was Finance Director for Shell Australia’s East operating businesses, following Shell’s acquisition of BG Group. David has also held the role of Finance Director of BG Group Australia businesses where he was responsible for all aspects of finance, contract tender board, IT and people logistic services.
Before joining BG Group, David spent 13 years at BHP working across a variety of finance and commercial roles across sectors including iron ore, oil and gas, steel manufacture and IT in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. He holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Queensland University of Technology and is a Fellow of CPA Australia.