Visiting Professor of Earth Sciences
University of Oxford
Degree in Geology, University College Wales, UK; PhD, Leeds University, UK. Formerly, several years as Field Geologist, Africa. With BP: 1986, Technical Specialist in Tectonics; early 1990s, with Global Basin Analysis Group, set direction of exploration strategy; several exploration business and functional roles, South America, North Sea and global new business; 2000, President, Middle East and South Asia; 2006, Head of Exploration and New Ventures; October 2010, Executive Vice-President, Exploration and Member, BP Executive team. 2014, retired from BP and joined Tullow Oil as Board Director. Visiting Professor in Earth Sciences, University of Oxford. Member, British Geological Survey Advisory Committee. Former Member, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Former Council Member, Geological Society.