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OPL 245: WHY IS REPROBATE MALCOLM BRINDED STILL PRESIDENT OF THE ENERGY INSTITUTE?

EMAIL FROM BILL CAMPBELL RETIRED HSE GROUP AUDITOR SHELL INTERNATIONAL SENT TO SUE BEARD, HEAD OF PROFESSIONAL AFFAIRS, ENERGY INSTITUTE. PUBLISHED HERE BY JOHN DONOVAN  WITHOUT BILL’S PERMISSION. NO REPLY THUS FAR.

From: William Campbell
Subject: Brinded steps down from role as Chairman of Shell Foundation
Date: 2 November 2017 at 21:02:51 GMT
To: [email protected]
Cc: John Donovan <[email protected]>

Dear Suzanne

Note that in relative terms the EI is recently formed.  Understand in your role as Head of Professional affairs you are interested in ethics, compliance with the law etc so it surprises me that you would appoint a serial lawbreaker Brinded as your President – but for the present could I simply ask in the public interest for clarification:

Brinded has quite rightly stepped down from his role in the Shell Foundation as a precautionary measure but still remains your PRESIDENT.  Is the EI just hedging its bets that Brinded will not be charged on 20th December, refer to attached article.
Seems a risk to your reputation sort of brinkmanship, and rather at odds with your aspirational code that states ‘members will at all times uphold the good name of the profession’.  Should Brinded not offer the Energy Institute the same degree of reputation  protection by temporarily or permanently stepping down.

Irrespective of charges that may be brought including being an accessory after the fact to a criminal transaction Royal Dutch Shell has accepted through public statements – so not contentious – that it knew in 2011 when Brinded was Executive Director and accountable personally for the OPL245 deal that much if not all of the monies going from its coffers would not go to the Nigerian government but to a number of nefarious individuals one of which is a convicted money launderer.  

Regards
Bill Campbell
Ex long time employee of Shell International and RDS shareholder

http://royaldutchshellplc.com/2017/11/02/corrected-update-1-italy-judge-expected-to-rule-on-eni-shell-indictment-over-nigeria-on-dec-k20-source/
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