David Norman is the Chief Executive Officer of the Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). David is responsible for implementing the vision and mission of Future Fuels CRC and managing its operations.
David was the Chief Executive Officer of the Energy Pipelines CRC and was responsible for leading the successful bid to create Future Fuels CRC.
David has over 20 years of experience with Royal Dutch Shell in an array of commercial, managerial and technical roles, both in Australia and globally. His most recent role was General Manager of LNG for Transport developing a visionary new fuel for the trucking, marine and mining industries using locally sourced natural gas as a substitute for existing diesel fuel. Prior to this he was deeply involved in scenarios and options for the future of energy as Head of Strategy and Business Development for Shell Downstream Australia. David’s early roles included Plant Manager of a major oil refinery, Inspection Integrity Engineer and Turnaround Change Manager.
David graduated in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Melbourne and has completed a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Deakin University. He is a member of Engineers Australia and the Australian Institute of Energy.