Dr Trudy Schoolenberg
Trudy has nearly 30 years’ experience working for blue-chip companies in the chemicals, engineering and high performance product sectors, including over twenty years with Royal Dutch Shell where she led business strategy and growth plans for Shell Chemicals, a business unit with a multi-billion dollar turnover. She joined the Accsys Board on the 1st April 2018.
As well as strategy and growth experience, Dr Schoolenberg has strong operational knowledge, gained both during her time at Shell and thereafter at Akzo Nobel, where following supply chain and research and development roles on Akzo’s $4 billion decorative paints Board, she subsequently had responsibility for delivering a new manufacturing plant in Newcastle.
Trudy is currently a Non-Executive Director of The Netherlands Petroleum Stockpiling Agency (COVA), Spirax-Sarco Engineering PLC and a Non-Executive Director of high performance material producer, Low & Bonar PLC, where she became Senior Independent Director in 2017.