BP taps Energy Institute’s CEO as new UK country head
Louise Kingham OBE, CEO of the Energy Institute for more than 20 years, will join bp in May. She succeeds Peter Mather as bp’s UK head of country and senior vice president for Europe. Mather, who has been UK head of country and regional president for Europe since 2010, will leave the company at the end of the year.
Mather recently established bp’s new regions, cities & 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.
After leaving bp, Mather will continue in his non-executive role as chair of the BP Europe Supervisory Board.
“We’re immensely grateful for Peter’s unwavering commitment to bp over his career. We will miss not only his sound counsel but his ability to represent the company and skilfully manage a broad set of relationships across the UK and continental Europe,” said William Lin, executive vice president regions, cities & solutions.
Reporting to William Lin, Kingham brings a wealth of knowledge and experience across a broad range of issues within the energy industry.
Commenting on her appointment, Lin said: “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.’’
“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,” Kingham said.