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Susan M. Ward


Ms. Ward was appointed to the Board in 2024.

Ms. Ward is a former 12-year Senior Executive of Shell Oil Company (“Shell”) with over 20 years of service at retirement in 2019. Her senior roles at Shell included Head, M&A and Commercial Finance for all of Shell’s businesses in the Americas; Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Board member of Shell Midstream Partners, which she helped take public for Shell in 2014; and Vice President, Upstream Commercial Finance, Shell International Exploration & Production B.V. while based in The Hague for Royal Dutch Shell. She also served as a Board member of Shell’s deepwater drillship joint venture with Noble Corporation. Ms. Ward has been an independent, non-executive Board member of Crescent Midstream (“Crescent”) since July 2023. Crescent is an independent energy company providing offshore and onshore crude oil services in the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana. Prior to joining Shell in 1998, Ms. Ward worked as an investment banker in the energy sector for 11 years, including as a Managing Director in the Natural Resources and Energy investment banking group of UBS Securities. She began her career working for Exxon as a refining process engineer and subsequently worked in Mobil’s Finance organization at its New York City headquarters.

Ms. Ward earned a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Villanova University with honors and a Master of Business Administration in Finance with distinction from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She has served on Villanova’s Board of Trustees since 2018. She has been a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors since 2016.

Ms. Ward’s extensive experience as a senior executive in the energy industry and midstream experience in particular provide our Board with industry, management and leadership insight.