Murray is a director of Plexus. He has over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, primarily as a senior advisor in the area of corporate and sustainable development for Shell International. Prior to Shell, he worked for the Canadian and Dutch governments advising on EIA. From 1981 to 1989 he worked for Shell Canada on HSE management issues. He has since been SE Manager at Shell Canada; Senior Environmental Advisor for Shell International in The Hague; and HSE (and Social) Manager at Shell’s greenfield project in Camisea (gas project) Peru. Following this, he was Head of Social Performance for Shell International.
Murray has worked extensively in the area of external engagement and consultation with communities, indigenous peoples, NGOs and government. He has worked on projects in the Philippines, Peru, Columbia, Bolivia, and Canada, and advised on projects in Africa and the Middle East focusing on consultation and indigenous peoples. He has worked extensively on the emerging area of FPIC, notably in Peru, and was also Chair of the International Association of Impact Assessment’s Indigenous Peoples Section, which promotes FPIC and expanded dialogue on negotiating agreements with indigenous communities.
Based in Canada, Murray holds an MEng in environmental engineering from the University of Western Ontario and a BEng from Carleton University.