Shell UK has named its replacement for outgoing corporate affairs
director John Wybrew. Alan Goldsmith, a certified accountant who has
spent his entire 25-year working career at the oil and gas giant, will
take over from Wybrew with added responsibilities on 11 March.
Currently head of finance, investment and information for Europe at
Shell International, Goldsmith will join Shell UK’s board as corporate
affairs and administrative director, combining responsibilities for
finance, communications, personnel and legal matters.
Wybrew, who handled Shell’s response to the Brent Spar fiasco last
summer, is due to take up a board appointment at British Gas (PR Week 12
Meanwhile Shell International, the services arm of Royal Dutch Shell,
has recruited Karen de Segundo to replace head of public affairs Tony
Brak, who held the post for three years, retired at the end of December
ahead of a major restructuring at Shell International’s central offices
in London and The Hague.
Previously head of business development for Central and South America,
de Segundo has taken the title head of external affairs but will assume
most of Brak’s PR responsibilities.
‘Shell is a company that moves people around its various divisions and
uses them in different areas,’ said press officer Julian Barnes.