Cecile assumed her role as Arrow CEO in January 2020, after four years with Shell Australia as Vice President Commercial and New Business Development following Shell’s acquisition of BG Group.
With 20 years of international experience in LNG, oil and gas project development and operations, and high-value merger and acquisitions in the oil, gas and mining sectors, she has a proven track record of leadership and delivery in diverse operating environments.
Prior to joining Shell, Cecile had a number of senior executive positions in BG Group, and operated the QCLNG project in Queensland. Prior to returning to Brisbane in 2011, Cecile was a partner at leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills in London, where she was based for nine years, with a focus on the oil, gas and mining sectors.
Cecile earned a B.Econ and LLB (Hons) from the University of Queensland in 1991 and 1995, respectively. She represented Australia in Modern Pentathlon at seven World Championships and multiple World Cups between 1995 and 2001.
Cecile is a director of Shell Energy Australia and Shell New Energies Australia. Outside work, Cecile is a member of the Senate of the University of Queensland, where she serves on the Finance and Campus Infrastructure Committees, and is on the Asia-Pacific Advisory Board for The Hawthorn Club for Executive Women in Global Energy.
Cecile and her husband, Alex, have two children.