EDITOR: John Donovan (66) 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.
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.
Professor Richard Steiner from July 1996 until Feb. 2010: Professor and Conservation Specialist – University of Alaska Marine Advisory Program (MAP), School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Anchorage, Alaska. Primary responsibility for University of Alaska’s Environmental Conservation Extension Mission. Feb. 2010 â€“ present: Conservation and Sustainability Consultant, Oasis Earth, Anchorage,Alaska â€“ Conservation and sustainability consulting globally. Advise NGOs, governments,industry, and the public on environmental sustainability issues, including biodiversity andhabitat protection, establishment of Citizens Advisory Councils to oversee resource development projects, extractive industry responsibility, energy and environment issues, Arctic issues, marine conservation, etc. Advised on Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico disaster, Dalian oil spill in China, Bodo oil spill in Nigeria, extractive industry and environment issues in Africa, Central America, and South Pacific.
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.