Royal Dutch Shell Plc  .com Rotating Header Image

Ross Hunter – a curious choice to count the beans at Royal Dutch Shell Plc?

Screen Shot 2015-08-05 at 13.33.18

Screen Shot 2015-08-05 at 13.36.51Strange article in the Prufrock column of The Sunday Times published 2nd August 2015

KEEPING the books for a £200bn behemoth is an endlessly taxing task. Just ask Simon Henry, Royal Dutch Spell’s finance director, who last week unveiled a plunge in profits of almost 40%.

Thankfully, he can call on exemplary advice to help keep track of Shell’s petrodollars. The company’s chief auditor is Ross Hunter at PwC – a man with an interesting past. According to the accounting firm’s website, Hunter helped Nat Rothschild’s Bumi in its “transition from a cash shell to a leading Indonesia-based thermal coal group”.

Curiously, there is no mention of Bumi’s subsequent fall, a shredded share price, allegations of corruption and a missing $270m. Of course, none of the blame can be pinned on Hunter. As Shell shareholders will doubtless agree, he’s just the man to count the beans at Britain’s largest public company.

Screen Shot 2015-08-05 at 13.37.41 and its sister non-profit websites,,,,,, and are owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia feature.

0 Comments on “Ross Hunter – a curious choice to count the beans at Royal Dutch Shell Plc?”

Leave a Comment

%d bloggers like this: