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Andrew Smith, Country Chair of Shell Australia has been appointed to the Board of The University of Western Australia's Business School.
Mr Smith, who heads up Shell's upstream businesses in Australia and New Zealand, will join business leaders from across the public and private sectors on one of the most influential education boards in Western Australia.
Dean of the UWA Business School, Winthrop Professor Phil Dolan, said Mr Smith would bring a wealth of experience to the role.
"We are very pleased to welcome Mr Smith to the UWA Business School Board," Winthrop Professor Dolan said.
"His experience will be particularly valuable as the UWA Business School continues to introduce more courses with a focus in the area of resources, and as we continue to conduct innovative research in the business of resources."
Chair of the UWA Business School Board, Dr Mark Barnaba, said Mr Smith's significant international experience would be an important addition to the Board.
"The international experience of UWA Business School Board members helps ensure the School remains at the leading edge globally," Dr Barnaba said.
"The UWA Business School is internationally accredited with a global alumni network and students from more than 60 countries. Mr Smith's experience will help us ensure that we remain at the forefront of best international practice in the area of business education."
ANDREW SMITH'S BIOGRAPHY
Andrew Smith is Country Chair of Shell in Australia and Vice-President of the company's upstream operations in Australia and New Zealand. As part of this role, Andrew has responsibilities for the company's significant investments in exploration and the manufacturing of liquefied natural gas for export.
Included in this business is the company's world leading floating liquefied natural gas project, Prelude, in the Browse Basin. Andrew also has oversight of Shell's interests in the North West Shelf joint venture, the Gorgon project on Barrow Island, Arrow Energy in Queensland and the Browse LNG venture led by Woodside.
Andrew began his career with Shell Australia in 1986 as an engineer at the company's Geelong Refinery. He spent the early years in technical and operational roles before moving to Fiji in 1999 as General Manager of Shell's Fiji and Pacific Islands business.
Following this Andrew moved to London as a global team leader in the Product Trading business, then to Singapore as Shell's regional Manufacturing Director, a role that included management of Shell's world class Pulau Bukom Refinery. In 2006 Andrew was appointed Shell's Vice-President of Global Products Trading - managing one of the largest trading organisations in the world.
After several years abroad, Andrew returned to Australia with his family in January 2010 when he took up the newly created position of Vice President Downstream Australia. He was appointed to his current role in mid 2013.
Andrew holds an honours degree in chemical engineering from The University of Melbourne and a postgraduate diploma in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management from Monash University.