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Energy Transitions Research at the University of Cambridge

Wednesday, 15 May, 2019 - 17:30 to 19:00
Event location: 
British Institute of Energy Economics , The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London,SW1Y 5AG, United Kingdom

The British Institute of Energy Economics' sixth "Future of Energy" lecture will be given by Sinead Lynch, UK Country Chair at Shell, on May 15th at the Royal Society.

The next 10 years will be critical if the UK is to meet the targets of its Climate Change Act. Sinead Lynch, Shell UK Country Chair, explains why the company’s long experience in UK energy markets, coupled with its future scenarios for the global energy system, show a clear need for more urgent action in the power, transport, building and industrial sectors.

Sinead Lynch - Chair Shell UK Limited

Sinead joined Shell in the role of UK Country Chair in September 2016. She is Chair of the Board of the Shell UK Pension Trust, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Shell Foundation and a Trustee of the Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund.

Prior to her appointment to Shell, Sinead worked at BG Group where she was EVP Safety and Sustainability, and was responsible for the leadership and integration of Health, Safety & Asset Integrity, Security, Environment & Climate Change, Social Performance & Human Rights, Government & Policy Affairs and Communications disciplines.

Sinead worked for BG since 1993, holding a wide variety of roles across business segments and disciplines. She began her career as a Geophysicist specialising in seismic processing and modelling before taking on roles in Exploration and Development Geophysics. From 2001, Sinead worked as an Economist in the UK assets before moving into a series of senior Commercial and Business Development roles. From 2005-2007, she was VP Commercial for BG Nigeria, leading the company’s upstream entry. From 2008-2011, Sinead worked as Area Commercial Manager for BG’s Africa Middle East and Asia assets before taking on the role of Head of Investment Appraisal for BG. She then spent two years in Bangkok as Asset General Manager for the Thailand asset.

When the proposed combination between Shell and BG Group was announced in April 2015, Sinead took on the additional responsibility of heading the Integration Planning Team on the BG side and supported the ongoing transition of BG into Shell. Sinead is married with two young sons.

Past Speakers

2018 Steve Holliday Former CEO, National Grid
2017 The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy
2016 Iain Conn, CEO, Centrica
2015 Prof Dieter Helm, University of Oxford
2014 Ian Marchant, Former CEO, SSE


The meeting will be held in the Dining Room on the lower ground floor at the Royal Society. Registration will start outside the meeting room at 17.00 and tea will be available on arrival. The lecture including Q&A will run for an hour and will be followed by a drinks reception at 18.30.

For directions to the Royal Society please click here