Paul Anderson was appointed a non-executive director of BP on 1 February 2010.
Board and committee activities
He is chairman of the safety, ethics and environment assurance committee (SEEAC) and is a member of the chairman’s, the Gulf of Mexico and the nomination committees.
Paul Anderson is a non-executive director of BAE Systems PLC.
He was formerly chief executive at BHP Billiton and Duke Energy, where he also served as chairman of the board. Having previously been chief executive officer and managing director of BHP Limited and then BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc, he re-joined these latter two boards in 2006 as a non-executive director, retiring on 31 January 2010. Previously he served as a non-executive director on a number of boards in the US and Australia and as chief executive officer of Pan Energy Corp.
Relevant experience and skills
Paul Anderson took the chair of the SEEAC in December 2012. As chair he has continued the committee’s focus on safety matters both in meetings and through visits to the company’s operations. His broad experience of the global oil and gas industry and of the US business environment has benefited both the board, the SEEAC and the Gulf of Mexico committee. He has actively supported the work of the BP Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) academy. This global perspective has also enabled him to guide the work of the ad-hoc Russia committee.