David Norman has had an extensive history in the international oil and gas industry which brings him to the Energy Pipelines CRC as Chief Executive Officer. David holds degrees in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from Melbourne University and has completed a Masters of Business Administration (MBA).
He worked for Royal Dutch Shell for over 21 years in an array of commercial, managerial & technical roles, both in Australia and globally. His most recent role was General Manager of LNG for Transport delivering a visionary new fuel for the trucking, marine and mining industries using locally sourced natural gas as a substitute for existing diesel fuel. Prior to this position, he was the Business Development & Strategy Manager within Shell Downstream Australia, leading a cross business team focused on analysing, planning and delivering future growth developments for Shell from a market, industry and customer perspective.
Prior experience in various roles at Shell included Supply Chain Optimisation Manager for Australia and New Zealand, Capital Investment Planning Manager for Manufacturing sites throughout the Asia/Pacific region, Plant Manager of the Luboil/Bitumen Complex at Geelong refinery and various engineering roles at Clyde refinery in Sydney and Newport Terminal in Melbourne.
He is a member of Engineers Australia and the Australian Institute of Energy.
David has a passion for facilitating relationships between research and industry partners and sees the long term benefit. In his role as Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Pipelines CRC, David is responsible for ensuring the long term success of the organisation well into the next decade and to continue its support of the broader pipeline industry.