Andrew Shilston

Independent non-executive director

Tenure: Appointed 1 January 2012

Board and committee activities:
Senior independent director and member of the audit, remuneration, geopolitical, nomination and chairman’s committees

Outside interests:
Chairman of Morgan Advanced Materials plc
Non-executive director of Circle Holdings plc

Age: 61

Nationality: British


Andrew Shilston trained as a chartered accountant before joining BP as a management accountant. He subsequently joined Abbott Laboratories before moving to Enterprise Oil plc in 1984 at the time of flotation. In 1989 he became treasurer of Enterprise Oil and was appointed finance director in 1993. In 2003, after the sale of Enterprise Oil to Shell in 2002, he became finance director of Rolls-Royce plc until his retirement in December 2011.

He has served as a non-executive director on the board of Cairn Energy plc where he chaired the audit committee.

Relevant skills and experience

Andrew Shilston is a highly knowledgeable director with wide experience in the oil and gas, energy and engineering industries. He has held several positions as a chief financial officer from which he brings detailed knowledge and skills to the audit and remuneration committees.

His deep understanding of commercial issues has assisted the board in its work in overseeing the group’s strategy and his global expertise across several sectors is an asset to the geopolitical committee.

As senior independent director he oversaw the evaluation of the chairman.

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