British national born in 1948, Adrian Loader is a Member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Health, Safety & Sustainability Committee, and a Member of the Nomination, Compensation & Governance Committee of LafargeHolcim Ltd. He was elected to the Board of Directors of LafargeHolcim Ltd (then “Holcim Ltd”) in 2006. Adrian Loader holds an Honours Degree in History from Cambridge University and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
He was Chairman of the Nomination & Compensation Committee of Holcim Ltd from 2014 to 2015.
He began his professional career at Bowater in 1969 and joined Shell the following year. Until 1998, he held various management positions in Latin America, Asia, and Europe and at the corporate level. In 1998, he was appointed President of Shell Europe Oil Products and in 2004 became Director for strategic planning, sustainable development, and external affairs for the Shell Group. In 2005 he became Director of the Strategy and Business Development Directorate of Royal Dutch Shell, Den Haag, Netherlands; he became President and CEO of Shell Canada in 2007 and retired from Shell at the end of the year.
In January 2008, he joined the Board of Directors of Candax Energy Inc., Toronto, Canada and was Chairman until June 2010. He then served as Chairman of Compton Petroleum, Calgary, Canada until August 2012. His other mandates include serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oracle Coalfields PLC, London, United Kingdom, as a Member of the Board of Directors of Sherritt International Corporation, Toronto, Canada; and as a Member of the Board of Alderon Iron Ore, Montreal, Canada.