Leading by example
LNG Canada’s leadership team is comprised of individuals who have successfully completed major energy projects and LNG development projects around the world, as well as management of active LNG operations, and who live in and are familiar with British Columbia and Canada.
Prior to his current role, Victor led a team of business developers in originating and developing new business across Africa, with activities including seeding a floating liquefaction opportunity portfolio, leading the LNG component of Shell’s bid for the Algerian Gassi Touil project, and negotiating Shell’s in-road to the Nigerian Olokola LNG project.
Victor also ran a gas supply tender in New Zealand, successfully underwriting the investment decision on Shell’s Pohokura development.
Prior to joining Shell, Victor held various commercial roles at Mitsubishi Corporation’s energy division; initially in Tokyo and later as Development Manager in Caracas for the Venezuela LNG project.
Victor holds a Masters in International Economics and Japanese from the University of Western Australia, supplemented by executive training from INSEAD and Harvard Universities.
Rob Seeley, P.Eng
Rob Seeley is the Director, Sustainable Development and External Affairs for Shell Canada and the LNG Canada project. In this role, Rob is responsible for leading the project’s Health, Safety and Environmental Performance, including participation in the Environmental Assessment process, and community and First Nations engagement.
Rob has worked with Shell Canada for the past 23 years, and over that time, has held a variety of management positions in Shell’s downstream operations and upstream development activities in Canada. Most recently, Rob provided leadership on the development of Carbon Capture and Storage for Shell Canada.
Rob is a registered professional engineer in the Province of Alberta with a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University and an Executive MBA from the Ivey School of Business.
Joost van Tilburg
Joost van Tilburg is the Technical Director for LNG Canada. He comes to the project with more than 27 years of experience in oil refining and gas processing. He has held various roles in research and development, process design, start-up, operations, engineering and maintenance, and projects. Joost spent nine years as site manager of two large LNG export projects in Australia and Oman.
Joost holds a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering from Delft University.
Krey Stirland is the Commercial Director for LNG Canada. In this role, Krey is responsible to lead all commercial negotiations, including co-venture agreements, gas purchase arrangements, joint venture setup, pipeline agreements, hydro-sourced power purchase and more.
Krey most recently comes from Shell’s Pearl GTL project where he played a similar role, taking that project from inception through Final Investment Decision and into start-up. Krey also played a vital role in realizing the Qatargas 4 LNG project.
Krey has worked on projects in Bangladesh, India, Abu Dhabi and Russia. Krey graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Accounting and Finance.
Jane Newlands is the Manager for Community and Aboriginal Affairs for LNG Canada. Jane has more than 20 years experience in Community and Aboriginal Engagement, working primarily in the energy sector in British Columbia.
Prior to joining Shell, Jane ran her own consulting company for 10 years, and in that capacity was the Communications and Stakeholder Engagement lead for BC Hydro’s dam and powerhouse rehabilitation project in Mission BC.
Jane holds an MBA from Royal Roads and a Certificate in Corporate Community Relations from Boston College.