Roy Waight obtained a PhD in Bio-Chemistry before joining industry and qualifying as an accountant. He worked for 30 years in the Royal Dutch Shell Group, the last twenty years in senior international Financial, General Management, and IT positions, and in many different countries in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, with responsibilities covering Board and Audit Committee chairmanships.
He had significant Main Board and Audit Committee involvement as Group Controller of Shell and, as Chief Financial Officer of Showa Shell, of investor relations and all aspects of financial management of a large quoted company. He has occupied a wide variety of Non-Executive Director roles both within and without the industry.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a member of the Charities Finance Group. He has three children and lives on the Surrey/Hampshire border.