Innovation in Australia: Our Lucky Dilemma

Event Date: 
10 April 2013
Duxton Hotel

The AICC(WA)'s ECU Innovation Series 2013

You are invited to a special business lunch.


By 2050 it is expected there will be nine billion people on the planet placing significant stress on energy resources. This increasing demand takes place against a backdrop of environmental concerns, concerns about climate change, about food and water security. Simply put, our challenge is to produce far more energy for a world with far more people.

What is Australia's role in meeting this challenge - what is the lucky dilemma?

We believe no industry is doing more to reconcile the potential in both Australia's natural and human resources than the oil and gas sector. Looking to 2050 what are the challenges, the opportunities, and the critical next steps in building a vibrant gas industry to unlock the resources needed to deliver energy for this generation, and the next, and the one after that too.


Ann Pickard
Country Chair, Shell in Australia

Ann came to Australia in March 2010 to take up the role of executive vice president upstream Australia within the Shell Upstream International organisation, responsible for the exploration, production and gas commercialisation part of Shell's Australian business. Since then, her role has expanded to country chair of Shell in Australia, adding oversight of the manufacturing, chemicals, supply and distribution, retail, lubricants, trading and shipping, and alternative energy parts of the business. Described by Fortune Magazine as the bravest woman in oil and one of the 50 most powerful women in business, Ann was previously Shell's regional executive vice president for Sub Sahara Africa, based in Lagos Nigeria. In that role she oversaw the company's exploration and production, gas and LNG activities in the region. Before that, Ann was director, global businesses and strategy and a member of the Shell Gas & Power executive committee with responsibility for global LNG, power, and gas & power strategy. Ann came to Shell in 2000, leaving Mobil upon the merger with Exxon. She has significant business experience throughout South America, the countries of the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and Africa. Ann has an MA from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from the University of California, San Diego. She is a member of the Westpac board and the board of the Energy & Minerals Institute, University of Western Australia. She leads the CEO Safety Forum of the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association. She is married and has two children.


Limited seats available.


Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (WA)
0402 344 352
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