BP Replaces UK Country Head
UK major BP is replacing Peter Mather, its UK head of country and senior vice president for Europe, with Louise Kingham, it said March 2. Mather's tenure ends late this year after filling both roles since 2010. He keeps his non-executive role as chair of the BP Europe supervisory board.
He recently established BP’s new regions, cities and solutions entity across the UK and continental Europe. It caps a distinguished career of almost 40 years working in upstream, refining and supply, gas and power, trading, shipping, and commercial leadership roles across several countries, BP said.
William Lin, executive vice president regions, cities & solutions, said Mather's sound counsel and his ability to represent the company and skilfully manage a broad set of relationships across the UK and continental Europe would be missed.
“We are very fortunate to have such a qualified successor to Peter in this key role. Louise’s experience in public policy, issues management and stakeholder engagement, not to mention her extraordinary network, position her ideally to help advance bp’s transformation agenda," Lin said.
Louise Kingham, CEO of the Energy Institute for more than 20 years, will join in May and report to Lin. He said that "her experience in public policy, issues management and stakeholder engagement, not to mention her extraordinary network, position her ideally to help advance bp’s transformation agenda.’’
Kingham said: “This is a pivotal time for the energy industry and I’m thrilled to join a progressive company with a clear net zero ambition. I’m excited to represent BP’s businesses, and work with partners across Europe and in the UK to help deliver innovative and decarbonized energy solutions at scale.’’