Washington Oil & Gas Forum Past Distinguished Speakers Include


Nick Welch

Director, International Government Relations & Communications Noble Energy

Nick Welch is Director of International Government Relations and Communications for Noble Energy. Prior to joining Noble, Nick managed his own consultancy business working with private, public and non-profit partners in the United States and internationally. For 15 years Nick held a variety of senior global and regional roles with Royal Dutch Shell plc, working out of Europe and the United States. 

Nick joined Shell after a number of years in the UK Government.  He served both as Private Secretary to the UK Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, and to the Minister of Energy and Industry. Prior to taking up those posts, he worked on revamping measures to support start-up companies and subsequently worked on government assistance for large international infrastructure projects. Before joining government service he worked as a Regional Commercial Manager for a multinational brewing company and has also worked as a technical writer and teacher overseas, including a year teaching French officer cadets at the College Militaire de St Cyr in France.