Susan is a former Senior Finance Executive of Shell Oil Company of Houston, Texas with over 20 years of service. Her roles included Head of M&A and Commercial Finance for all of Shell’s businesses in the Americas and Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and GP Board member of Shell Midstream Partners. Susan also served as Vice President of Upstream Commercial Finance for Shell International Exploration & Production while based in The Hague and was a member the board of directors of Shell’s $billion+ deep-water drillship joint venture.
In addition to serving on the board of Silicon Ranch, Susan is an independent director of TransAlta Renewables.
Prior to joining Shell, Ms. Ward worked as an investment banker in the energy sector for 11 years at Kidder, Peabody, PaineWebber and UBS in New York and Houston, including as a Managing Director of UBS Securities. She began her career with Exxon as a refining engineer and in the finance organization of Mobil. Ms. Ward holds a Chemical Engineering degree from Villanova University and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She has served on Villanova’s Board of Trustees since 2018.