Mrs. Penelope Bradshaw-Niles

 Mrs. Penelope Bradshaw-Niles

Mrs. Penelope Bradshaw-Niles
Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Penelope Bradshaw-Niles was appointed the Acting Permanent Secretary of the Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries since March 2018. Accountable for directing the operations and activities of the Ministry which has oversight of the Trinidad and Tobago Energy Sector, her portfolio includes overseeing the financial management, procurement, public relations and management policies for the national interest.

Penelope has 20 years of engineering and strategic management experience in the hydrocarbon industry. Her roles in the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries include Deputy Permanent Secretary and Team Leader, Acreage Management. This portfolio gave her the responsibility for the Trinidad and Tobago Natural Gas and the Crude Oil Reserves Audit and the coordination of competitive bid rounds since 2012.

Most recently, she led a Team to develop the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries Strategic Plan for 2017-2021. Her experience also includes significant and instrumental participation in the development of cross-border initiatives with Trinidad and Tobago’s neighbouring territories :- Venezuela, Grenada and Guyana; a Member of the Steering Committee for the CO2EOR Roadmap Initiative, which is a government/academia/ industry collaboration to increase oil production through carbon dioxide EOR; and preparation of Trinidad and Tobago’s submission to the United Nation’s Commission of the Limits of the Continental Shelf.

Mrs. Bradshaw-Niles holds a BSc. in Chemical Engineering and MSc. in Engineering Management from the University of the West Indies, together with an MBA in Petroleum Management from the University of Kansas.