Mark Emdin, Chair of the Workplace Pride Board
Mark was appointed as Foundation Chair in 2014. Since then he has focused on strengthening the strategic direction of the Foundation, particularly the development of partnerships with other LGBT+ organisations and addressing international challenges of LGBT+ workplace inclusion. He is a former chair of Shell Netherland’s LGBT network “Pink Pearl” and works to support LGBT staff in countries where Shell does not yet have LGBT networks.
Mark has been with Shell since 1995, starting his career in Australia. He is currently Organisation Effectiveness Manager for Shell’s Global Functions. He and his team are responsible for supporting executives and senior directors in the areas of organizational design, behaviour, leadership and team effectiveness.
He has held a number of human resources based roles both in the field and head office. He has a passion for supporting individuals in achieving their potential and creating challenging, stimulating and enjoyable workplace environments.
He holds a Masters in Leadership and Management (Hon) degree from Curtin University, Australia and is originally trained as an Agricultural Economist. He is a recipient of the Vincent Fairfax Award for Ethics in Leadership through the St. James Ethics Centre in Sydney.
Mark lives with his husband, Michael, in Amsterdam. Both are avid travellers and enjoy what the world has to offer to those willing to step outside and take a risk.