Andy Brown is Upstream Director and a member of the Executive Committee of Royal Dutch Shell since 2012. He is responsible for Shell’s global Upstream business. This includes the exploration and production of oil and gas from conventional, shale and deep water sources.
He joined Shell after completing his degree in Engineering Science at Cambridge University. From 1984 to 2000, Andy worked in New Zealand, The Netherlands, Italy, Brunei and Oman in engineering and project management roles. In 2000, Andy was Senior Advisor for the Middle East and Former Soviet Union to the Vice Chairman of Shell before becoming Private Assistant to the Chairman of Shell in 2001. From 2002 to 2012, Andy led the successful delivery of the $18 billion pioneering Pearl Gas to Liquids project as Managing Director and Country Chairman. In 2009, he was also appointed Executive Vice President Qatar with responsibility for all of Shell’s upstream business in Qatar including the Qatargas 4 LNG project. From 2012 to 2015 Andy was the Upstream International Director responsible for the global Upstream and Integrated Gas businesses outside the Americas. Andy was awarded an OBE in the 2012 New Year’s Honours List for his services to British-Qatari business relations. Andy is a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and a Trustee of the Shell Foundation.