1982, degree in Mathematics, Cambridge University; 1989, qualified as a member of CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants). 1982, joined Shell: Engineer, Stanlow refinery, UK; held various finance posts, incl.: Finance Manager, Marketing, Egypt; Controller, Upstream business, Egypt; Oil Products Shareholder Finance Adviser, Asia-Pacific; Finance Director, Mekong Cluster; until late 2000, General Manager, Finance, South-East Asian Retail business. From 2004, Chief Financial Officer, Exploration and Production. Since May 2009, Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Board, Royal Dutch Shell. In addition to responsibility for all financial activities, responsible for strategy, planning and information technology. Regional Executive Director, Asia-Pacific. Member: Main Committee, 100 Group of UK FTSE CFOs; European Round Table CFO Taskforce; Board, Centre for European Reform.