Cecile Wake

Country Chair and Senior Vice President Integrated Gas
Shell Australia

Cecile became Country Chair and Senior Vice President Integrated Gas of Shell Australia in May 2023. She brings 25 years of international experience in LNG, oil and gas project development and operations and mergers and acquisitions. Previously Cecile was CEO of Arrow Energy, Shell’s joint venture with PetroChina, which she commenced in 2020. She has also held senior commercial leadership roles at Shell Australia, where she was VP Commercial and New Business Development, and as Growth Director with BG Group, prior to its acquisition by Shell.

Before joining Shell and BG Group, Cecile was a corporate partner at the leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills in London for nine years. Her corporate energy practice focused on complex cross-border oil, gas and LNG project development, high-value mergers and acquisition transactions in the energy and mining sectors and long-term sales arrangements for oil, gas and LNG.

Outside Shell, Cecile is a Board Director of Australian Energy Producers and a member of the Senate of the University of Queensland, where she serves on the Finance and Campus Infrastructure Committees.

Cecile has a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from The University of Queensland. She represented Australia at seven World Championships and multiple World Cups in the sport of Modern Pentathlon between 1995 – 2001. Cecile and her husband, Alex, have two children and live in Brisbane.


Presentation details

Plenary 3 Keynote Panel: The rubber hits the road to Net Zero
Wednesday 22 May 2024
8:30am – 10:10am