RIck Newnham- Commercial Advisor
Rick Newnham is an Economist and Commercial Advisor for Shell. He has worked on oil and gas projects around the world including postings in Australia (Brisbane and Perth), the UK (Aberdeen) and the Middle East (Dubai).
Rick is recognised by the World Economic Forum as Global Shaper and is an Ambassador for Australia Day. He is a member of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA)’s State Advisory Council in Western Australia. In 2011 Rick was awarded Young Western Australian of the Year for establishing the Left Right Think-Tank, Australia’s first non-partisan think-tank of young minds.
Rick is passionate about innovation that will advance Australia’s position in the global economy. He supports several Sydney based technology start-ups and seed funds which aim to transform information management and fuel efficiency systems globally in the next decade. Through the start-up and trade communities Rick stays connected to the economies of the Middle East and Asia where his experience and interests most overlap.
Rick completed his undergraduate business studies at The University of Western Australia and post-graduate studies at Oxford University. Rick’s thesis at Oxford evaluated the economics of Uber and Airbnb’s government relations strategies worldwide for which he won the Saïd Business School prize.