The executive team 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.
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.
Executive General Manager, Consumer
As EGM Consumer, Dee has responsibility for establishing and growing Shell Energy’s presence in the consumer energy market.
Dee’s 20 years’ experience began in the retail sector at Lendlease and GPT, before she pivoted into energy at AGL, Origin and Shell, where she held leadership roles in market development, retail strategy and operations, transformation and renewables development. Dee joined Shell in 2017, and was part of the original team that established the Renewables and Energy Solutions business in Australia.
Her experience in building retail platforms, delivering integrated energy solutions and new business models to market provides a strong foundation for her role in helping Shell Energy grow its footprint in Australia to meet customers’ evolving needs through the energy transition.
Dee has oversight of the Powershop Australia energy retailing business acquired by Shell Energy in February 2022.
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 Information Officer
As CIO, Shannon is responsible for leading Shell Energy’s digital transformation and team of more than 150 people with expertise ranging from software development to engineering, Agile and cybersecurity experts.
Shannon brings 20 years of experience spanning a wide range of industries from telecom services to transport, retail, insurance, and utilities.
Shannon’s background in delivering and enabling technologies across industries and domains provides a strong foundation for his role in the digital enablement of Shell Energy to meet its customers’ evolving energy needs.
A strong believer in the builder mindset, Shannon is focussed on developing high-performing teams and creating robust and sustainable technology solutions to support Shell Energy and its customers to successfully navigate the energy transition.
In 2020, Shannon joined Shell Energy and prior to his appointment as CIO, he led the technology strategy for Shell Energy’s residential retailing business, Powershop Australia.
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.
Executive General Manager Offshore Wind and Generation Assets
As EGM Offshore Wind and Generation Assets, Derek is part of Shell’s team building on its extensive global capability and ensuring that Shell Energy safely achieves its operational and growth aspirations in asset management and construction. He also has accountability for Shell Energy’s Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) program.
Derek has 30 years’ experience in the energy industry in a variety of commercial and technical leadership roles, including in trading, project delivery, business development, asset management and digital technology.
Derek joined the business in September 2007.
Executive General Manager, Corporate Services
As EGM Corporate Services, Alice has responsibility for the Shell Energy corporate functions. This includes the strategies and programs for human resources, regulatory affairs & compliance, marketing and media & employee communications.
During her career Alice has held various leadership roles across operations, planning and commercial functions including production excellence and energy trading. Prior to assuming her current role Alice was General Manager Physical Trading & Origination (East) in Shell Energy’s Australia based trading business.
Alice’s training and early career experience were in environmental engineering. She started her career in Perth before joining QGC in Brisbane in 2010, which later became part of Shell. Her fifteen plus years of corporate experience provide a strong foundation for her leadership role with the Shell Energy integrated power and gas business as it continues to grow and support customers through Australia’s energy transition.
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.