Murray is a director of Plexus. He is an internationally recognised expert in social performance, social risk management, business integration, stakeholder consultation and HSE management. He has 40 years’ experience in the oil and gas and extractives industry, primarily as a senior advisor on corporate and sustainable development for Shell International. He is a pioneer in the area of social performance and stakeholder engagement and has worked extensively on FPIC, notably in Peru.
Murray has worked extensively in the area of external engagement and consultation with communities, Indigenous Peoples, NGOs and government. He has worked on projects in the Philippines, Peru, Columbia, Kazakhstan, Bolivia, and Canada, and advised on projects in Africa and the Middle East focusing on consultation and Indigenous Peoples. He was Chair of the IAIA’s Indigenous Peoples Section, which promotes FPIC and expanded dialogue on negotiating agreements with indigenous communities.
From 1981 to 1989 he worked for Shell Canada on HSE management issues. Following this he was Environmental and Social Manager at Shell Canada; Senior Environmental Advisor for Shell International; and HSE (and Social) Manager at Shell’s greenfield project in Camisea Peru; and Head of Social Performance for Shell International. Prior to Shell, he worked for the Canadian and Dutch governments advising on EIA. Based in Canada, Murray holds an MEng in environmental engineering from the University of Western Ontario and a BEng from Carleton University.
Areas of Expertise
- Stakeholder consultation
- FPIC and indigenous peoples
- HSE management systems
- Business Integration
- HSE auditing in downstream and upstream oil and gas operations
- Managing HSE and social issues for major complex projects
- Social performance audits and reviews
- SIAs and corporate social management and planning
- Strategic issue identification and management
- HSE and social performance policy development