With over thirty years in the oil & gas industry, most recently as GM Asia-Pacific for Subsea & Pipelines Engineering with Shell International, Bruce has broad perspectives on the hydrocarbon and energy business. He has designed bridges, built an earth dam in Africa, installed production platforms in the North Sea and many deepwater systems and pipelines worldwide. He has acted as a company site representative in numerous locations including Gulf of Mexico, Middle East, Norway and offshore Brazil. His project experience has taken him from conceptual engineering and project economics to construction and operational handover. He understands value chains, business performance and how to achieve quality in design, decision-making and manufacture.
He has lived and worked in numerous countries, appreciating the nuances of each culture and the value of diversity in all its forms. A supporter for many years of environmental causes, he left Shell in late 2018 to more directly focus on personal action to address the urgent challenges of climate change. He understands the complexities, the magnitude and the demanding timeline of the energy transition and, as he lives through his personal transition, has a true understanding of the aspirations and concerns that many workers in our legacy industries face. He is determined to support a just and equitable transition for all and to align himself with like-minded, action-oriented individuals.