After her retirement from Royal Dutch Shell, Plc, in 2010, Roxanne Decyk continued her service on the boards of publicly-traded corporations and not-for profit organizations. She is currently is a non-executive director of Digital Globe, Ensco Plc (UK-based) and Orbital ATK. She chairs the Orbital ATK compensation committee and the Digital Globe risk committee and has, in the past, chaired remuneration, governance, nominating and audit committees on these boards and in a number of other companies in the US, the UK and Germany. Roxanne was awarded the Directors Choice Award in 1996 and is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.
From 2013-2016, Roxanne served on the Defense Business Board, a civilian advisory board to the Department of Defense, and has served on the Subcommittee for Capacity Building and Skills Training of the International Council on Women’s Business Leadership for the US State Department. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, The Commercial Club of Chicago, Women Corporate Directors and the Committee of 200. She also serves as board chairperson of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe and as a director for the Albany Park Theater Project
Roxanne had an international business career in the automotive and energy industries, retiring from Royal Dutch Shell in 2010 from the position of Executive Vice President, Global Government Relations.
Previously, she was a member of the Executive Committee of Royal Dutch Shell Plc and served as Corporate Affairs and Sustainable Development Director, chief of staff for Shell Oil Company and head of strategy and planning for Royal Dutch Shell.
She has also held senior positions with Amoco Oil Corporation and Navistar, formerly International Harvester Company. Early in her career, she practiced law with a major U.S. firm and worked in the advertising and public relations fields.
In addition to her corporate and philanthropic board work, Roxanne regularly speaks at governance conferences, in corporate settings and at universities in North America and Europe on topics of corporate governance, diversity and sustainable development.
Roxanne graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in English literature and advertising and was awarded a JD from Marquette University. She and her husband, Lew Watts, live in Chicago and Santa Fe.