BP Chief of Staff David Allen Exits Stage Right

The board of BP announced that Dr David Allen will retire from BP at the end of March, 2008.

He will stand down as a director at the same time after five years on the board.

Since 2000 Dr Allen has been group chief of staff with accountability for strategy, planning, communication, and technology.

BP chairman Peter Sutherland said, "In a distinguished 30-year career with BP, David has made a significant contribution to the success of the Group in many key areas, most particularly in shaping and applying corporate strategy. We will greatly miss his intellect, his insight, and his humanity."