Niall is an experienced corporate marketing leader with strong global; Asian; African and SA experience in oil & gas; marketing and corporate areas. He was educated at UCT and he joined Caltex in SA in 1990 where he moved from across many functions; in both Corporate & Marketing; and was posted to Singapore; Thailand and New Zealand. 20 years later in 2010; after leading the marketing integration for what became Chevron (with the merger of Caltex; Texaco and Chevron) for Europe; Africa; and the Middle East; he became Director Business Development for both Strika and Market Pulse Int. Then in 2013 he joined Shell Upstream BV to manage stakeholder relationships on the key Karoo Shale gas project. Additionally; he served on the AVA & CDI Boards and has been an ongoing BASA mentor. He joined SAOGA as CEO in March 2016 and since Apr 2019 has been SAOGA Exec Dir and he now also consults independently. He secretly hopes to be a game ranger when he grows up.