The WLPGA Team
Mr. James Rockall is the CEO and Managing Director of the WLPGA. He is responsible for leading the organisation, ensuring that the Association delivers on its Mission Statement and delivers value to all WLPGA members. James has a strong energy and business development background having worked for nine years for Shell International in project management and business development in The Netherlands and Venezuela. Prior to joining the WLPGA in July 2003 as Director of Market Development, James worked for two years for the global energy group ALSTOM SA as an e-Business Director. He is a Chartered Chemical Engineer with a Masters degree from the University of Nottingham in the UK and an MBA from the Institute of Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Mr. Michael Kelly is Director of Market Development and Deputy Managing Director at the WLPGA. Michael holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the George Washington University in Washington DC. He brings a multi-cultural touch to his role because of his experience working throughout the world. Michael spent 5 years working for the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), an organisation which is the voice of world business, championing the global economy as a force for economic growth, job creation and prosperity. He was responsible for the energy and environment policy portfolio and led business delegations in UN level negotiations on topics in this area. Before the ICC, Michael Kelly has lived and worked in the UK, Sweden, China, Japan, Italy and the US. Living in so many different countries provides him with an understanding of different cultures and ways of working. Michael’s role is to look for new opportunities for LPG, both in the developing world and in more mature markets. He acts as the interface between the industry, development agencies, intra governmental bodies, such as the UN and the NGO community.
Ms Alison Abbott joined the WLPGA in October 2010. She is responsible for both the communications initiatives of the WLPGA to its members and stakeholders and also for the global rollout of the Exceptional Energy brand. Having previously held similar positions within telecommunications and software companies both in France and the UK, Alison joined the WLPGA with a wealth of experience in global communications and international brand marketing. Alison also manages the Women In LPG Global Network (WINLPG).
Before FTI, Filipa worked for Harley-Davidson as Manager of Government Affairs for the Latin America Region. She was the principal liaison between H-D and LATAM governments (26 markets) where she developed and executed legislative strategies to optimize business operations.
Filipa began her career in the automotive industry, working as Director of Environmental Affairs for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers in Washington, D.C., representing twelve member companies. Key policy areas included fuel economy, green chemistry, electrification, and product stewardship.
A dual U.S. and Portuguese citizen, Filipa holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Policy from Virginia Tech.