Kylie & Kids in Sydney

“Shell was really supportive; they gave me the time off to go and study. It was a leap of faith, they allowed me to make that major shift.”

Kylie’s life at Shell began in university when the company sent her to Gabon in Central Africa, where she was one of the first in Australia to be accepted for an internship overseas: “I loved the challenge, and I loved the big industrial side of things.”

Kylie’s passion for engineering saw her move from her first role, as a project engineer in Supply and Distribution in Melbourne, to a process engineer working with on and offshore operations in the Netherlands at NAM – a Shell joint-venture, where she sharpened her operational engineering skills. It was, however, a posting with Shell Global Solutions in Upstream Development, undertaking feasibility studies for New Business development, that triggered the change in career to focus on the commercial side of the business.