Mark Moody-Stuart, a member of Accenture's board of directors since October 2001, was chairman of Anglo American plc, a global mining and natural resources company, from 2002-2009. From 1998-2001 Sir Moody-Stuart was chairman of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of companies. He was also chairman of The "Shell" Transport and Trading Company from 1997 to 2001, after having served six years as both managing director of Shell Transport and managing director of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies. He is Chairman of Hermes Equity Ownership Services since 2009 and a director of Saudi Aramco since 2007. He was also previously a Director of HSBC Holdings plc (2001-2010), President of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (1997-2008), and chairman of the Global Business Coalition for HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria (2002-2011). He was co-Chair of the G8 Task Force on Renewable Energy in 2000 and 2001. He is vice chairman of the UN Global Compact, and chairman of the Global Compact Foundation and the Innovative Vector Control Consortium.
Following a doctorate in geology from Cambridge University, much of Mark Moody-Stuart's working life has been with Shell, largely working in countries outside of Europe. Early practical experience gained in Spain, Oman, Brunei and Australia was in 1976 focused on to the major challenge of leading Shell's teams in exploring the U.K. North Sea—at a time when the fields in the northern North Sea were coming on stream and new exploration plays were developing.
Thereafter, he left exploration for more general management, working in Africa, Europe and Asia. As Shell's most senior representative in Turkey and Malaysia, he was involved in developing Shell's businesses in those countries, working with national governments to initiate a number of major projects. In 1990 Mark Moody-Stuart returned to Europe, to The Hague, to take up the position of co-ordinator of Shell's exploration and production operations outside North America.
Mark Moody-Stuart was born in Antigua, West Indies. He and his wife Judy have been married for 49 years. They have three sons and a daughter. All family members are keen sailors.
Sir Mark Moody-Stuart became a Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St George in June 2000. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society, the Royal Geographical Society and the Institute of Petroleum, which also awarded him the Cadman Medal in 2001. He is an Honorary Fellow of St John's College Cambridge, an Honorary Fellow of the Society of Chemical Engineers and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Aberdeen and an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Royal Holloway University of London.