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18 December 2020
BP announces non-executive director
appointments and retirements
plc ("bp") today announced the appointment to its board of Karen
Richardson and Johannes Teyssen as non-executive directors. The
appointments will take effect from 1 January 2021.
Richardson is currently a director of both Artius Acquisition Inc.,
a special purpose acquisition company, having been appointed this
year, and, since 2013, Exponent Inc., the engineering and
scientific consulting company. Ms Richardson, a US national based
in Florida, has previously been a director of Worldpay Inc.
(previously Worldpay Group plc) and of BT plc. Following the
conclusion of the 2021 Annual General Meeting, Ms Richardson will
become a member of the audit committee.
Johannes Teyssen is currently the CEO and Chairman
of the management board of E.ON SE, the major international energy
supplier − a post
he has held since 2010. Dr Teyssen, a German national based in
Dusseldorf, has previously been a director of Deutsche Bank AG. On
joining the bp board he will become a member of the safety and
sustainability committee (formerly known as the safety, environment
and security assurance committee).
also today confirmed the previously announced retirement from the
board of Sir Ian Davis with effect from 30 December 2020.
Additionally, Brendan Nelson will retire from the board at the
conclusion of bp's Annual General Meeting on 12 May 2021, at which
time Tushar Morzaria will succeed him as chair of the audit
Lund, chairman of bp, said: "On behalf of the board, I am delighted
to welcome Karen and Johannes to bp. Karen brings exceptional
knowledge of digital, technology, cyber and IT security matters
from her career working with innovative companies in Silicon
Valley. With long experience and a decade at the helm of one of
Europe's largest energy companies, Johannes brings deep knowledge
of the sector and its continuing transformation.
with Tushar's appointment earlier this year, their appointments are
part of our planning to strengthen the composition of the board as
some of our longer-serving directors retire. As bp works to
transform into an integrated energy company, I am confident that
the skills, experience and diversity they bring will further
enhance the board's ability to support and oversee the delivery of
our new strategy.
board would like to thank both Ian and Brendan for their very
significant contributions and steadfast commitment to bp over many
years. And, in particular, I wish to thank them for their great
support to both me and Bernard Looney during the recent leadership
and strategy transition."
the date of this announcement, Karen Richardson holds no ordinary
shares in bp, and Johannes Teyssen holds 20,000 ordinary shares in
bp. Pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.13R, it is confirmed there are no
other disclosures required in addition to the above
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