Mr Inglis joined BP in 1980 and has held a number of E&P posts. He was most recently deputy chief executive of E&P and a member of BP's Group Executive team.
Commenting on the appointment, BP chairman Peter Sutherland said: "I am pleased to welcome Andy Inglis to the board. He will now be responsible for all of the Group's E&P business. This will allow Tony Hayward, as Group CEO-designate, to focus on the transition, working closely with John Browne in the period to the end of July."
Lord Browne said: "Aside from his great strategic sense and business track record, Andy brings deep technical strengths to the board. He is joining a refreshed executive team which I expect to bring renewed momentum to BP's future performance."
Biography of Andrew G. Inglis
Andy Inglis (47) has been BP executive vice president and deputy chief executive of E&P since 2004, with responsibility for BP's growth areas, including Azerbaijan, Angola, Algeria, the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, Egypt, Trinidad, and the Asia-Pacific region.
Mr. Inglis received an MA in Engineering from Pembroke College, Cambridge University and joined BP in 1980. He is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
He began his career in BP as a mechanical engineer, working on various North Sea projects. In the late 1980s, he moved to a series of commercial roles in BP Exploration in Aberdeen and London. After a period in the upstream executive office, in 1994 he moved to Alaska to serve as the manager for the Kuparuk field. He returned to London in 1996 as chief of staff for the upstream business. From 1997 until 1999, he was responsible for leading BP's activities in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
In January 1999, following the merger of BP and Amoco, he became vice president, US Western Gas business unit. In September 2000, he joined the upstream executive committee as a group vice president and was appointed executive vice president in 2004.
He is married with five children aged between 14 years and 11 months (twins). His interests include golf, sailing and skiing.
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