Malcolm Brinded, 64, was a main Board Director of Royal Dutch Shell plc for a decade until retirement in April 2012. His last role in a 38-year Shell career was as Executive Director for Upstream International. He was previously Executive Director for global Exploration and Production from 2004, a Managing Director of Royal Dutch Shell from 2002, and Shell UK Chairman from 1999. Prior to that he worked in the UK, Netherlands, Oman and Brunei.
Malcolm graduated in Engineering from Cambridge University. He is a Fellow of the UK institutions of Civil and Mechanical Engineering and the Energy Institute, and of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and has Honorary Doctorates from Aberdeen and Robert Gordon Universities. In 2002, he was appointed CBE for services to the UK oil and gas industry, and in 2011, HM the Sultan of Brunei made him Dato Seri Laila Jasa.
He is President of the Energy Institute, Chair of Engineering UK, a Trustee of the Shell Foundation, a non-executive Director and Chair of the Sustainability Committee of BHP, and a non-executive Director and Chair of the Governance Committee of CH2M.
Previous roles include: UK Prime Minister’s Business Ambassador; Member of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development; Member of Shanghai International Business Leaders’ Advisory Council; Trustee of the International Business Leaders’ Forum; Non-Executive Director at Network Rail.
He is married to Carola, with three sons. His interests include sailing, cycling, and grandfathering.