In the Oil & Gas sector we know that today’s decisions usually impact on results several years out into the future. I see todays Shell results largely attributable to decisions made by Jeroen van der Veer and Linda Cook on Sakhalin and Qatar. They had the determination and vision to play the long game and take Shell to where it is now. It is upsetting to see the current management team claiming credit and excessive financial rewards off the efforts of others. Today’s team gets top marks for spin but the jury is still out on their business performance.