2013 Speaker

Robert Perrons

Prior to joining the Queensland University of Technology as an Associate Professor of Technology Management and Strategy in 2011, Rob worked in a wide variety of roles and locations for Shell International’s Exploration & Production division. He started his career in Shell’s Strategy & Economics team in 1997, and then worked for several years as a production engineer in the company’s overseas operations (offshore and onshore). He then left for three years to work as an Industrial Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, but re-joined Shell again in 2004 to become the company’s Executive Coordinator of R&D. Rob has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from McMaster University in Canada, a Master’s degree in Technology & Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a PhD in engineering from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates Cambridge Scholar. He is a Fellow of both Engineers Australia and the UK’s Institution of Mechanical Engineers.