KBR Inc. has announced the appointment of Ms. Ann Pickard as a member of the KBR Board of Directors, effective 1 December 2015.
On 6 November 2015, Ms. Pickard announced her plans to retire from Royal Dutch Shell plc 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.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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