The executive team, led by Chief Executive Officer Greg Joiner, is responsible for the Shell Energy business in Australia.
Drawing on collective decades of energy experience, the team guides our 350-plus people to deliver on our growth strategy and support the rapidly changing needs of our customers.
CEO Shell Energy Australia
Greg has held several roles within Shell over the last three decades that have prepared him for the challenge of leading Shell’s ambitions in new energies and power in Australia.
Initially working within Shell’s downstream retail and commercial marketing businesses, Greg played a key role in the establishment of Pulse Energy – the company’s early 2000s entry into electricity and gas retailing.
Greg subsequently held leadership roles in Shell’s Global Commercial division in both Singapore and London across strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and general management of regional and global business units.
He returned to Australia (Perth) in 2013 to head upstream business development and the role of Shareholder Representative for Shell’s interests in Arrow Energy in 2015.
In January 2019, Greg took up leadership of the Shell Energy trading business in Australia, becoming CEO of ERM Power following Shell’s acquisition in November 2019. In February 2021 these businesses came together under the Shell Energy brand.
Greg leads this integrated electricity and gas business in its ambition to build a new energies business that helps its customers thrive through the energy transition.
Executive General Manager, Corporate Services
Michelle has held senior executive roles in the energy and financial services sector in Australia and the United Kingdom spanning the disciplines of corporate affairs, strategy, human resources, marketing and communications.
This has provided a strong foundation for her to take a leadership role with Shell Energy as it advances its ambitions in new energy and power, championing the energy transition in Australia.
Michelle has carriage of the Shell Energy corporate functions. This includes the strategies and programs for human resources, regulatory affairs & compliance, marketing and media & employee communications.
Michelle has more than 25 years’ experience in media, strategy, investor relations and corporate affairs roles. In 2015 she joined ERM Power, which was acquired by Shell in November 2019, at which time she was appointed to the role of EGM Corporate Services.
Executive General Manager, Strategy & Portfolio Development
Gregg has been with the company since 2006, through ERM Power’s evolution from private power station developer through to its business and geographic expansions, Australian Securities Exchange listing, and then acquisition by Shell in November 2019.
Gregg has held leadership roles in power station development, equity and debt financing, asset & business sales and acquisitions, and strategy development in both Australia and the US.
In his role as EGM Strategy & Portfolio Development, Gregg has responsibility across two key dimensions within the business – the development, embedding, and execution of Shell Energy’s strategy, and the delivery of some of the key growth initiatives including renewables and firming development.
Prior to joining the energy industry, Gregg worked at CSIRO’s Qld Centre for Advanced Technology, as part of the joint CSIRO and University of Qld PhD program, in the area of unmanned aerial vehicle research and development.
Gregg is an electrical engineer by training and holds a PhD in robotics.
Phil is Shell Energy’s General Counsel, having led ERM Power’s legal team since 2015.
Phil began his career in Brisbane, completing his articled clerkship with McCullough Robertson Lawyers before moving to the UK to work as an in–house lawyer for US company General Electric.
In 2007 Phil began working for ERM Power, when it was the developer of six gas-fired power stations across Australia representing a generating capacity of 2,669MW.
As part of the legal team, Phil assisted ERM Power in its journey from listing on the Australian Securities Exchange in 2010 and growing its B2B electricity retail business into the second largest in Australia (by electricity load), with market–leading customer satisfaction.
Phil advised the Board as Company Secretary until ERM Power was acquired by Shell in November 2019.
VP Shell Energy Australia (Trading and Supply)
David has responsibility for Shell Energy’s electricity, gas, renewable and emissions trading and supply activities.
He leads a team of energy market specialists who optimise Shell Energy’s gas supply and power generation assets, provide wholesale energy market solutions to large customers, and source competitively priced energy risk management products for the B2B Retail business.
David has over 20 years’ experience in energy trading, generation and retailing.
He holds elected positions on a number of industry bodies and is an active board member.
Chief Financial Officer
Chris is responsible for Shell Energy’s financial operations and risk management.
Chris has three decades of experience, holding senior finance roles in a number of Shell oil, gas and power businesses and ventures in Australia, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. After returning from Brunei in 2016, where he was Country Controller, Chris worked in M&A and Commercial Finance with responsibility for energy related deals & business development in Australia and Asia.
In January 2020, Chris took up leadership of Finance for the Shell Energy business in Australia and then CFO ERM Power following Shell’s acquisition. Shell Energy is an integrated power and gas business with an ambition to build a new energies business that will help its customers thrive through Australia’s energy transition.
Chris is responsible for finance functions across this integrated business, ensuring that finance processes are delivered, there is a fit–for–purpose control framework and that high–quality performance management systems are in place.
CIO and Executive General Manager IT, Generation & Assets
As the CIO and EGM Generation and Assets for Shell Energy, Derek is responsible for ensuring that Shell Energy safely achieves its operational and growth aspirations in energy asset management and construction, and in our industry leading digital and technology platforms.
Derek’s diverse portfolio of responsibilities, and role within the Shell Energy leadership team, reflects his thirty years’ experience in the energy industry in a variety of commercial and technical leadership roles.
Derek joined ERM Power in September 2007.
Executive General Manager, B2B Retail
As EGM of Shell Energy’s retail business in Australia, Steve is responsible for the growth and quality of all aspects of Shell Energy’s retailing business and services.
The company has grown since its foundation in 2008 to be the second largest retailer to commercial and industrial customers in Australia. This success has been built off industry–dominant levels of customer service, an innovative product mix and industry–leading systems and processes. As a founding member of the ERM Power retail team, Steve has been a key contributor to the development of this unique and capable platform.
Steve’s responsibilities today span electricity retailing across all States, gas retailing, the load following product for mass market retailers, the Powermetric metering business and the burgeoning Energy Solutions division, focused on demand response, energy efficiency, analytics and behind–the–meter generation.
The global capabilities and ambition of Shell, fused with the successful existing platform, make for intriguing possibilities that inspire Steve for the future of the Shell Energy business.
Prior to ERM Power, Steve worked across Ergon Energy (Aus) and WorldCom (UK), rounding out 20 years’ experience in utilities. This followed his foundational experience in the PwC Audit team.