David Ord

David Ord


expert in environmental strategy development, environmental management, non technical risk management, climate change, water issue management and consultation; formerly group head of environment, BG Group

Key skills/ experience:

  • Environmental strategy development
  • HSE risk management
  • Environmental issue management
  • Greenhouse gas and climate change adaptation management
  • Water issue management
  • Non technical risk identification and reduction
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Environmental performance management

David was Group Head of Environment for BG Group from 2003 to 2011. Prior to this he worked with BG on its international interests and Shell in the UK and Malaysia. He brings over 25 years' experience of environmental and HSE management in the international oil and gas business. This has involved work in over 25 countries in 5 continents. He has worked effectively at all levels of organisations from within project teams to working with company Board members.

His strong technical background enables him to develop practical strategies and plans for managing environmental risks. He developed, for example, BG Group's first corporate greenhouse gas management strategy and programme, devising a new form of metric and target that effectively drove delivery of emission reduction actions. With a strong record of project delivery, David was seconded in 2009 to Australia to ensure delivery of the Environmental and Social Impact Statements for what will be the world's first coal seam gas to liquefied natural gas project.  David holds a BSc (Hons) in Natural Environmental Science, a PhD in Geology, and is a Chartered Environmentalist and Principle Environmental Auditor (IEMA).

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