Mark Wade

Mark Wade

Special Advisor


Mark is a renowned expert in sustainability and sought after facilitator of senior executive teams and multi-stakeholder events. He offers a unique range of experiences and competencies to bring sustainability thinking into the mainstream of major corporations and institutions. His groundbreaking work encompasses both the 'hard-wiring' (reporting, governance, key performance indicators, systems and processes) and the 'soft-wiring' (winning the hearts and minds of leaders) to generate the 'will, thrill, skill of sustainability'. He brings extensive multicultural experience and varied engagement techniques including scenario planning, risk and issues management, stakeholder engagement and experiential learning.


Mark has had a long career with Shell. He served in a variety of posts, moving in 1997 to the Corporate Centre of Shell as a founder member of the Sustainable Development Group. Mark relinquished his position as Head of Sustainable Development Policy, Strategy & Reporting in 2003 on moving to Shell Learning's Leadership Development group. Here he led the Sustainability Learning program incorporating this approach into all stages of the talent pipeline from graduate attraction to senior executive development. He now works with senior executives in major corporations, institutions and enterprise organizations helping them understand the operational and strategic importance of sustainability and guiding individual and organizational change.


Until his retirement from Shell in 2006, Mark was Shell's Liaison Delegate to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. He continues to serve as an independent advisor and facilitator of programmes. Mark is a member of the Supervisory Board of the Academy of Business in Society (EABiS) and the Board of Trustees of The Centre for Tomorrow's Company. He is also a member of New Zealand Trade & Enterprise's European Beachheads program.


Mark is an accomplished public speaker, facilitator and ocean sailor.

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