BP elects new head of UK business

Oil major BP has revealed that Peter Mather, BP’s UK head of country and senior vice president for Europe, will ‎leave the company at the end of the year. Mather will be replaced by Louise Kingham OBE.

Louise Kingham - BP
Louise Kingham; Source: BP

Mather has been UK head of country and regional president for Europe since 2010 and 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.

William Lin, executive vice president regions, cities & solutions, said: “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 skillfully manage a broad set of relationships across the ‎UK and continental Europe”. ‎

After leaving BP, Mather will continue in his non-executive role as Chair of the BP Europe ‎Supervisory Board.‎

Louise Kingham OBE, CEO of the Energy Institute for more than 20 years, will join BP in May.

‎Reporting to William Lin, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience across a broad range of ‎issues within the energy industry., BP said.

Commenting on Louise’s 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”.‎

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”.