David Bird is the VP Production for Shell Australia. David’s role includes accountability for the successful start-up and operation of Shell’s flagship project, the Prelude Floating LNG.
David has been with Shell for 17 years, enjoying a broad career in the industry spanning the entire value chain from upstream, though midstream, supply & trading and started his career in the downstream refining and petrochemical sector. He has held leadership positions in a variety of operations, project & commercial roles, working in several locations around the world such as the USA, Singapore, South Africa, the UK, France and the Netherlands. Before assuming his current role in July 2015 David was the Production Manager of the Pulau Bukom Manufacturing Site, Shell’s largest integrated oils & petrochemical manufacturing complex.
David, an Australian, holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, UK and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, USA. He is proficient in French and Japanese. David is married to Anna, a veterinarian; no children yet but two puppies as substitutes! They both enjoy travelling, with an emphasis on the food & wine!