David Hone

Chief Climate Change Adviser, Shell

David Hone works for Royal Dutch Shell and is the Chief 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, David transferred to London to work as an oil trader in Shell Trading and held a number of senior positions in that organization until 2001. In that year David took up his current role.

David was Chairman of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) from 2011-2013, a global business organization of some 140 companies, and remains a Board member. The Association focuses on the development of carbon markets. He is also on the Board of the Washington-based Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES).

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.

David posts regular stories on his energy & climate change blog, which can be found at He also contributes to U.S.-based blog, The Energy Collective.