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David Cushen

David Cushen

Shell is an international energy company with expertise in the exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.   Our strategy is to strengthen our position as a leading energy company by providing oil and gas and low-carbon energy as the world’s energy system changes.  We believe that rising standards of living for a growing global population are likely to continue to drive demand for energy, including oil and gas, for years to come. At the same time, technology changes and the need to tackle climate change means there is a transition underway to a lower-carbon, multisource energy system.

For the past 5 years David Cushen has led Organisational Development & Learning across Shell’s Downstream Businesses which include Refining, Trading & Supply Distribution, Chemicals, Retail & Commercial B2B.  His particular focus is the application of immersive technologies and digital approaches to capability development,  competence assurance & knowledge management.  Prior to this role David was Vice President HR Strategy for Shell leading HR Transformation from 2006 to 2012 and ensuring a business centric People Strategy.   He supported the development of Shared Service capabilities both captive and outsourced, globalising policies, processes & systems, and professionalising Centres of Expertise.    Before joining Shell David spent 14 years as a Management Consultant with the Human Capital Practice of Accenture working across a broad range of clients in the Energy Sector with a particular focus on Organisational Development & Change Management.