||Executive Committee Member
Graham joined Shell in 1984 after obtaining a degree in Chemistry from Oxford, and later obtained a Masters in Business Management, with Distinction, from Manchester Business School. After a spell in Corporate Planning in Shell Oil Company in the US he returned to Europe in 1995 as European Marketing Manager for Chemical Solvents and then as Global Vice President, Polystyrene where, subsequently, Graham led the divestment of these businesses in 2000.
Graham then took over the role of Director - Customer Fulfilment Centre of Excellence before becoming Chief Information Officer for Shell Chemicals. In this role he oversaw the globalisation of IT, including the implementation of the first global SAP system in Shell. He then became Shell International's Director of IT Strategy and Applications Development where he developed and led the project to restructure IT across the Shell Group.
Graham took up the assignment as Vice President Base Chemicals Europe and member of the Chemicals Leadership Team on 1 February 2005, adding the role of General Manager Shell Chemicals Europe BV on 1 March 2006, based in The Netherlands. In mid-2008, Graham was appointed Global Vice President Base Chemicals, returning to the UK at the beginning of 2009, before being appointed as Chairman Shell UK on 1 May 2011 and later that year also Executive Vice President, CO2 and Alternative Energies.
On 1 January 2013 Graham was appointed to his current role as Executive Vice President, Shell Chemicals.
Graham has previously been Chairman of the Lensbury Club, the ex-Shell Leisure and Conference Centre, and on the board of the Shell Contributory Pension Fund. He has also been on the CBI Presidents Committee, the CBI Climate Change Board, the Board for Race for Opportunity, Youth at Risk and the Advisory Boards for the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability and the Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Envrionment. Graham is now on the Executive Committee and Boards of the European Industry Association (Cefic), the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA).
Graham and his wife, who also works for Shell, have four children. They are based in London, UK. While work and family are their main commitments, their key hobby is sailing.