Jim is an accomplished business, operations, and implementation leader with 40 years’ experience in the downstream energy sector. He is passionate about leadership, execution discipline, results delivery, and strengthening organizational capability to improve operational performance and business outcomes.
Jim started his career as a plant support engineer before moving into operations management. He progressed to Refining Operations Superintendent then transitioning into refinery business management. Jim concluded his career with Shell as Vice President of Business Management for the Deer Park Refining Limited Partnership (DPRLP), a joint venture between Shell Oil Company and P.M.I. Norteamerica S.A. de C.V. (a subsidiary of PEMEX).
In addition to the roles above, Jim’s extensive downstream manufacturing experience includes positions such as Supply Operations Manager, Strategy Advisor, Business Opportunity Manager, Business Lead – Global SAP Implementation, Director eCommerce & Transformation, and VP Programmes – Technical IT Systems.
Jim stays active and engaged through volunteer pursuits and professional consulting. His advisory approach is to partner with business leaders in understanding their opportunities and challenges, then developing and implementing fit-for-purpose solutions to deliver sustainable benefits.