Andrew Shilston

Senior independent non-executive director

Tenure: appointed 1 January 2012

Board and committee activities:
Member of the audit, remuneration, geopolitical, nomination and chairman’s committees

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

Age: 60

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. After the sale of Enterprise Oil to Shell in 2002, in 2003 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 experience and skills

Andrew Shilston is a highly knowledgeable director with wide experience from roles both in finance, from several positions as a chief financial officer, and in the oil and gas industry in general. His deep understanding of commercial issues has assisted the board in its work in overseeing the group’s strategy and in particular the evaluation of capital projects, while his financial skills are an asset to both the audit and remuneration committees.

As senior independent director he has overseen the evaluation of the chairman and led the external evaluation of the board in 2015.

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