Governance Bio
Don Mackay
Appoint Professional

Don Mackay

33 Years
Paid or Unpaid Roles

Interested In:


Private company
Listed company
Incorporated Entity
Non Governmental Organisation


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
“Significant board and governance experience, with particular expertise in strategy development, new business development, risk oversight and stakeholder management. Respected senior executive with 30+ years’ experience in energy and maritime sectors. Collaborative/inclusive working style. Strategic "big picture" thinker. CMIntD and CMEngNZ.”


Governance Roles

Independent Director & Board Chair

Chatham Islands Shipping Limited

November 2018 - Present (1 years)

Independent Director & Board Chair of Chatham Islands Shipping Limited, the exclusive sea freight carrier of all export and import from the Chatham Islands and mainland New Zealand. Focusing on building a strong governance culture and implementing governance best practice.

Trustee & Board Member

Melanoma New Zealand

November 2017 - Present (2 years)

Board member of Melanoma New Zealand, a charitable trust dedicated to preventing avoidable deaths and suffering from melanoma. Applying my extensive experience in strategy development, risk oversight and stakeholder management. Focusing on building a strong governance culture and implementing governance best practice. Founder and Chair of Audit & Risk Committee.


BW Pavilion LNG Pte Ltd, Singapore

June 2014 - June 2016 (2 years)

Board member of BW Pavilion LNG Pte Ltd, a joint venture between BW Group (a large independent ship owner) and Pavilion Energy (state owned) established in Singapore to own and charter out Liquefied Natural Gas (“LNG”) ships. JV asset value ~US$600 mln.


Antillean Gas Ltd., Domincian Republic

February 2014 - December 2015 (1 years)

Board member of Antillean Gas Ltd, a joint venture between BW Group and other parties established in the Dominican Republic to develop a LNG import terminal and port infrastructure project to supply natural gas to gas-fired power plants. Project asset value ~US$300 mln.

Executive Roles

Independent Consultant


August 2016 - Present (3 years)

Providing independent energy consulting and advisory services specialising in gas, power and maritime infrastructure business development.

Director - Commercial Development

BW Group, Singapore

July 2011 - July 2016 (5 years)

Led and managed the commercial and business development activities in BW Group's Gas Solutions business (the development, ownership and operation of Liquefied Natural Gas ("LNG") import terminals and related marine/port infrastructure;).

LNG Marketing Manager - Asia Pacific

Gazprom Marketing & Trading, Singapore

June 2010 - June 2011 (1 years)

Led and managed Gazprom’s LNG portfolio development, origination and marketing in the Asia Pacific.

Business Development Manager - South East Asia

Shell Gas & Power, Singapore

November 2007 - May 2010 (2 years)

Led and managed Shell’s LNG and pipeline gas new business development activities in Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand, including LNG import terminal projects and LNG supply opportunities. Played a key role in the development of Shell's coal seam gas to LNG business in Queensland.

LNG Supply Manager

Shell Gas & Power, The Hague

June 2004 - October 2007 (3 years)

Led and managed the development of long-term LNG supply opportunities, managed supply chain optimisation, managed key customer relationships customer and developed LNG import terminal projects.

Business Development Manager - Power Generation

Shell Gas & Power, London

November 1999 - May 2004 (4 years)

Led and managed the commercial development of gas-fired power generation projects and developed gas/power/LNG development strategies.

Head of Business Planning & Development

NZ Refining Company, Whangarei

November 1995 - October 1999 (3 years)

Managed strategy development, business planning, capital investment planning, new business development and customer relationships.

Business Analyst & Economist

NZ Refining Company, Whangarei

September 1992 - October 1995 (3 years)

Managed supply chain optimisation, capital investment planning and customer relationships.

Senior Process Control Engineer

NZ Refining Company, Whangarei

February 1989 - October 1992 (3 years)


Instrumentation & Control Engineer

NZ Refining Company, Whangarei

February 1985 - January 1989 (3 years)



NZ Institute of Directors

Short course, Audit & Risk Committees

2018 - 2018

NZ Institute of Directors

CMInstD, Chartered Member

2017 - 2017

NZ Institute of Directors

Certificate in Company Direction, Governance

2016 - 2016

Wharton Business School

Executive Leadership Programme, Shell

2005 - 2005

Engineering New Zealand

CMEngNZ, Chartered Member

1991 - 1991

University of Canterbury

BE(Hons), Electrical & Electronic

1983 - 1984

University of Canterbury

BSc, Physics

1980 - 1982