David Hone, Senior Climate Change Adviser, Royal Dutch Shell
David Hone works for Royal Dutch Shell and is the Senior Climate Change Adviser in the Shell CO2 team.
He joined Shell in 1980 after graduating as a Chemical Engineer from the University of Adelaide in South Australia. He initially worked for Shell as a refinery engineer in Australia and The Netherlands, before becoming the supply economist at the Shell refinery in Sydney. In 1989 Mr. Hone transferred to London to work as an oil trader in Shell Trading and held a number of senior positions in that organisation until 2001. In that year David took up his current role.
Mr. Hone is currently Chairman of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), a global business organisation of some 160 companies. The Association focuses on the development of carbon markets.
He works closely with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and has been a lead author of a number of its climate change publications.
Mr. Hone posts regular stories on his energy & climate change blog, which can be found at http://blogs.shell.com/climatechange . He also contributes to US based blog, The Energy Collective (http://www.theenergycollective.com ).