Stephen trained at Clifford Chance in London where, upon qualifying as a solicitor, he joined the corporate department. In 1996, Stephen moved in-house, joining Shell in London. He has extensive experience of living and working in different jurisdictions having held legal management positions with Shell in Oman, Singapore, Dubai and The Netherlands. In 2012, Stephen was appointed General Counsel of Shell Upstream International, based in The Hague, in which role he is responsible for leading a team of over 150 lawyers in more than 25 countries. Stephen is a graduate of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth (LLB (Hons)) and Cambridge University (LLM) and was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in US Securities Law.