Cynthia Carroll

Independent non-executive director


Tenure: Appointed 6 June 2007 (6 years)

Board and committee activities:
Member of the safety, ethics and environment assurance committee
Member of the chairman’s committee
Member of nomination committee

Outside interests:
Non-executive director of Hitachi Ltd.

Age: 57

Nationality: American


Early in her career in 1989, Cynthia Carroll joined Alcan (Aluminium Company of Canada) and ran a packaging company, led a global bauxite, alumina and speciality chemicals business and later was president and chief executive officer of the Primary Metal Group, responsible for operations in more than 20 countries. In 2007 she became the chief executive of Anglo American plc, the global mining group, operating in 45 countries with 150,000 employees, and was chairman of Anglo Platinum Limited and of De Beers s.a. She stepped down from these roles in April 2013.

Relevant experience and skills

Cynthia Carroll’s leadership of global businesses, particularly in the extractive industry sector has enabled her to make a strong contribution to the work of the BP board and the SEEAC. She has been a leader in working to enhance safety performance in the mining industry, and her geo-political experience has been valuable during the course of the year, as has her work on the nomination committee.

She recently visited BP’s operations in Alaska on behalf of the SEEAC.