EDITOR: John Donovan (65) has been involved in the gasoline retailing industry for over 40 years devising promotional campaigns for many oil companies, including Conoco and Texaco. He has also acted as a marketing consultant to BP. He is however best known for his long association with the Royal Dutch Shell Group firstly for devising marketing campaigns on an international basis and more recently as a long term Shell shareholder and critic of Shell senior management.
Alfred Donovan (95) is the former Chairman of Computerised Printing Techniques Limited. A supplier of promotional print to the brewery trade and the oil industry. Alfred is also the former Chairman of the Shell Corporate Conscience Pressure Group.
Paddy Briggs worked for Shell for 37 years during the last fifteen of which he was responsible for Brand management in a number of appointments. He was the winner of the Shell/Economist writing prize (internal) in 2001. Paddy retired from Shell in 2002 to form the brand consultancy BrandAware and to write and speak on brand and reputation matters. Paddy is active as a director of training courses on brand and reputation management.
Bill Campbell is the retired HSE Group Auditor of Shell International Petroleum Company. Bill is a well-known campaigner for safety on North Sea Production Platforms. His expert views have been cited in many news reports in the press and on TV.
Iain Percival is the retired Global Chief Petroleum Engineer of Shell International. Iain took the award for Outstanding Individual Achievement at the Energy Industry (EI) Annual Awards, for his work mentoring a number of young professionals, both in Shell and other organisations. Iain is currently spending time with students and staff at RGU and the University of Aberdeen, and visits schools in his home area of the north of Scotland. Iain retired from Shell in 2006 after 33 years of service.
Dr John Huong former Royal Dutch Shell Production Geologist and Asset Manager. Worked for Shell in Malaysia for 27 years. Well known whistleblower buried by eight Royal Dutch Shell companies for several years in multiple High Court actions, including for alleged defamation. The various Shell companies unsuccessfully sought his imprisonment for alleged contempt of Court. Blew the whistle on Shell hydrocarbon reserves misrepresentation, which culminated in the Shell reserves scandal revealed in 2004. The securities fraud led to multimillion dollar fines against Shell by the financial regulators and the forced resignations of the Royal Dutch Shell Group Chairman (Sir Philip Watts) and other executive directors.
Adam Groves has an MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy from Oxford University and a BSc in International Relations from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He works for OneWorld UK, supporting their HIV/AIDs prevention work in Nigeria.