Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2002
Moody-Stuart was Chairman of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of companies from 1998-2001.
He was also chairman The "Shell" Transport and Trading Company from 1997 to
2001, after having served six years as both managing director of Shell Transport and
managing director of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies. He remains on the board. He
is also a Director of HSBC Holdings plc and of Accenture, a Governor of Nuffield Hospitals
and President of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. He was co-Chair of the G8 Task
Force on Renewable Energy in 2000 and 2001. He is currently chairing Business Action for
Sustainable Development, a joint initiative of the International Chamber of Commerce and
the World Business Council for Sustainable Development in preparation for business
involvement in the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in September
2002 and is a member of the UN Secretary Generals Advisory Council for the Global
Following a doctorate in geology from Cambridge University, Mark Moody-Stuart's entire working life has been with Shell, largely working in countries outside of Europe. Early practical experience gained in Spain, Oman, Brunei and Australia was in 1976 focused on to the major challenge of leading Shell's teams in exploring the U.K. North Sea - at a time when the fields in the northern North Sea were coming on stream and new exploration plays were developing.
Thereafter, he left exploration for more general management, working in Africa, Europe and Asia. As Shell's most senior representative in Turkey and Malaysia, he was involved in developing Shell's businesses in those countries, working with national governments to initiate a number of major projects. In 1990 Mark Moody-Stuart returned to Europe, to The Hague, to take up the position of co-ordinator of Shell's exploration and production operations outside North America.
Mark Moody-Stuart was born in Antigua, West Indies. He and his wife Judy have been married for over 35 years. They have three sons and a daughter. All family members are keen sailors.
Sir Mark Moody-Stuart became a Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St George in June 2000. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society, the Royal Geographical Society and the Institute of Petroleum, which also awarded him the Cadman Medal in 2001. He is a recipient of the Ethics Resource Center Fellows Program Stanley C. Pace Award for Leadership in Ethics. He is an Honorary Fellow of St Johns College Cambridge, an Honorary Fellow of the Society of Chemical Engineers and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.