EI appoints Malcolm Brinded as president elect

The Energy Institute (EI) has appointed former executive director for Shell Upstream International, and current chairman for the Shell Foundation Malcolm Brinded CBE FREng FEI as president-elect, in addition to the announcement of several other EI appointments.

Brinded, from BHP.

Brinded, who joined the EI’s Council in 2013, will succeed Professor Jim Skea CBE FEI as EI President in 2017 for a two-year term. He was main board executive director of Royal Dutch Shell for a decade until retirement in April 2012. His last role in a 38-year career at Shell was as executive director for Upstream International. He was previously executive director for global exploration and production from 2004 to 2009, managing director of Royal Dutch Shell from 2002, and Shell UK chairman from 1999. He is currently chairman of the Shell Foundation, a non-executive director of Network Rail, CH2M HILL and BHP Billiton.

Brinded was awarded a CBE in the 2002 New Year's Honours list for services to the UK oil and gas industry. He is a Fellow of EI and of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and an Honorary Doctor of Aberdeen and of Robert Gordon Universities. He became vice president of the EI in 2013.

Dr. Bernie Bulkin FEI, director of Ludgate Investment and existing EI Trustee, is joined by Vivienne Cox CBE, who has held a number of senior executive roles at BP and now chairs Vallourec, Steve Holliday FREng FEI, formerly CEO of National Grid, and Ceri Powell FEI, global head of Exploration at Shell.  They take their positions on Council after being nominated by the EI’s Trustees and appointed by the membership and will serve for a period of three years. 

“We are honored to welcome Vivienne, Steve and Ceri on Council alongside Bernie as the EI’s vice presidents,” Professor Skea CBE FEI, president and chair of the Nominations Committee said. “The Board of Trustees, and the EI as a whole, will greatly benefit from the immense experience and expertise that they will bring to our work. Their seniority and diversity of backgrounds will provide invaluable insight in championing the development of the knowledge, skills and good practice needed to support the energy system of the future.”

“As for Malcolm, I know he will make a terrific EI president – his knowledge, enthusiasm and vision will give further momentum to the growing impact of the EI as an authoritative and respected contributor to the energy debate. I congratulate him on his appointment,” Skea said.

The AGM also saw the election of Professor John Currie CEng FEI and Dr Boma Douglas CEng MEIs to Council.

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