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Ms. Ann Pickard

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Houston , Texas 77002
United States

Company Description: KBR, Inc. (KBR) is an engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, petrochemicals, government services, industrial and civil infrastructure...   more

Employment History


  • MBA
    Southeastern University
  • graduate degree
    Oxford University
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HOUSTON - November 10, 2015 - ..., 10 Nov 2015 [cached]
HOUSTON - November 10, 2015 - KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced today the appointment of Ms. Ann Pickard as a member of the KBR Board of Directors effective December 1, 2015.
On November 6, 2015, Ms. Pickard announced her plans to retire from Royal Dutch Shell plc ("Shell") where she has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility during her 15-year tenure with the company. Ms. Pickard currently serves as Executive Vice President, Arctic and is responsible for Shell's Arctic exploration efforts. This follows three successful years as Executive Vice President of Shell's Exploration and Production business and Country Chair of Shell in Australia where she oversaw Gas Commercialization, Manufacturing, Chemicals, Supply and Distribution, Retail, Lubricants, Trading and Shipping, and Alternative Energy. Ms. Pickard was previously Shell's Regional Executive Vice President for Sub Saharan Africa. Based in Lagos, Nigeria, she was accountable for Shell's Exploration & Production, Natural Gas, and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) activities in the region. Before that, Ms. Pickard 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. Ms. Pickard joined Shell in 2000 after an 11-year tenure with Mobil prior to its merger with Exxon. Ms. Pickard has significant business experience throughout South America, Australia, the countries of the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, and Africa.
"On behalf of KBR I am delighted that Ann is joining the Board. Ann is a distinguished and incredibly qualified executive, and I am confident she will make an immediate and positive impact to our Board," said Mr. Loren Carroll, Chairman of the Board of KBR.
Currently, Ms. Pickard is a member of the Global Agenda Council on the Arctic for the World Economic Forum, the Advisory Council of the Eurasia Foundation, Catalyst, and Chief Executive Women. She was formerly a member of the Westpac Board of Directors.
A resident of Houston, Texas, Ms. Pickard holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, San Diego and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dow Jones Newswires: Shell CEO Reassures Staff After Outsourcing Leak – Report – Royal Dutch Shell plc .com, 5 Jan 2008 [cached]
ARTICLE: Ann Pickard, Shell VP for Arctic drilling, is not a safe pair of hands: 24 May 2015
Ann Pickard
The Wall Street Journal – Royal Dutch Shell plc .com [cached]
Shell hopes to take a "final investment decision in the next few months" on the company's multibillion-dollar Prelude FLNG project offshore northwestern Australia, Shell Australia Chairman Ann Pickard, told a business event in Perth.
The world's first commercial FLNG venture, Prelude will be the forerunner for further Shell projects using the technology, Pickard said.
"We are committed to build probably six of these to start with for places around the world."
After Prelude, Shell's next proposed FLNG venture is the Woodside Petroleum Ltd. (WPL.AU)-operated Sunrise venture in the Timor Sea to the north of Australia, Pickard said.
She said Shell is also looking at a "potential number three" FLNG project, but didn't provide details.
The gas and oil major is developing FLNG to process "stranded" offshore gas deposits that are too expensive and remote to develop using conventional land-based LNG plants. Australia has roughly 140 trillion cubic feet of stranded gas, Pickard said.
"This (FLNG) isn't going to be fit for all of it, but it is going to be fit for a lot of it," she said.
The company is planning a global recruitment and training regime over the next five years to provide skilled workers for Prelude, she said. "Australians should become the experts around the world in this technology," she said.
Nigeria – Royal Dutch Shell plc .com [cached]
Ann Pickard, Shell VP for Arctic drilling, is not a safe pair of hands
"Having got its corporate fingers burnt once already, it is simply astonishing that the fate of Shell's resurrected Arctic drilling campaign is being entrusted by Shell and President Obama to such an incompetent, unscrupulous individual, as Ann Pickard.
ARTICLE: Ann Pickard, Shell VP for Arctic drilling, is not a safe pair of hands: 24 May 2015
Ann Pickard – Royal Dutch Shell plc .com [cached]
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="220" caption=" Ann Pickard at a gas plant near the Niger Delta"]
PHOTO: VANESSA VICK/REDUX: Ann Pickard at a gas plant near the Niger Delta
Ann Pickard, Shell's chief in Nigeria, knows the true meaning of oil crisis.
(Fortune Magazine) - Ann Pickard's title sounds normal enough - she's regional executive vice president in Africa for Royal Dutch Shell's exploration and production division. But there's nothing normal whatsoever about Pickard's job. Indeed, as Shell's top official in Nigeria, Pickard may well hold the most dangerous executive post within the oil industry.
A 53-year-old Wyoming native who helped organize battered women's shelters before entering the energy biz in the late 1980s - "making $7,000 a year doesn't quite cut it," she says of her former life - Pickard is the first woman to run Shell's African operation. She talks a lot about reducing accidents, and by accidents, she's not talking about the industrial variety.
"Our accidents tend to be people getting shot because they're at the wrong place at the wrong time," Pickard says matter-of-factly.
"I don't think it was an attack on Shell per se, but more a political point being made to the government that the militants can reach anywhere the industry operates," says Pickard, who reports to Shell's E&P chief Malcom Brinded.
A mother of two young children, Pickard says she would not remain in Nigeria if she believed her children or husband, a retired naval officer, were in danger. (She typically travels with bodyguards and police escorts.) Why does Pickard stay? "I like these types of environments because you make a difference," Pickard says.
She ticks off a list Shell's contributions to local communities - ranging from employment to health programs to college scholarships.
Green is most open, and red is least," Pickard says.
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