BP Leadership Team

Matt Elliott - Vice President Fuels NZ and Managing Director for BP New Zealand Limited

Matt joined BP in 1994 and has held retail, sales, marketing and general management positions since that time. Matt has also worked for BP in the US, UK, Australia and Fiji. In his current role as Managing Director, Matt is responsible for all of BP’s operations in New Zealand and he sits on the BP Asia-Pacific leadership team. Matt is also on the board of Refining NZ, a publicly listed company in the NZX50.

Debi Boffa – General Manager Retail and Assets

Debi holds a Bachelor of Engineering (hons) degree from Canterbury University and started her career with BP in 1997 as an engineer. Since that time, Debi has held a number of roles for BP both in NZ and overseas in the areas of sales, marketing and strategy. Debi returned home to New Zealand in 2012 to take on the role of General Manager – Fuels and Marketing and, more recently, she has taken the position of General Manager – Retail and Assets, where she oversees BP’s company-owned retail network. Debi is also a Director of BP New Zealand Limited.

Peter Knipping – Finance Manager

Peter has been with BP in New Zealand since 1984. As Finance Manager, Peter supports BP New Zealand’s business performance and ensures that transactions and results are recorded, reported and forecasted with integrity and transparency and in compliance with relevant laws, regulations and standards. Peter is also a Director of BP New Zealand Limited.

Anna McKenzie - General Manager Fuels and Marketing

Anna joined BP in 2012 and has held retail operational leadership roles covering Victoria, South Australia, ACT and Sydney. Before joining BP Anna worked as a Management Consultant in London specialising in oil and gas and retail/consumer products. Anna has returned home to New Zealand to take on the role of General Manager Fuels and Marketing where she oversees BP’s Dealer, Distributor and Commercial customers as well as the Marketing, Strategic Projects and Offer Assurance teams. She is also a Director of BP New Zealand Limited.

Adrian McClellan – Marketing Supply Manager

Adrian has a finance background and originally joined BP in 1991 as an accountant. Shortly thereafter, Adrian took on more operational roles both within New Zealand and internationally, including Australia and the UK. Adrian now heads up BP New Zealand’s Supply and Distribution business. In this role, Adrian is involved in managing the import, storage and  distribution of BP fuels. He is responsible for a safe, efficient and reliable supply chain and in enabling competitively priced BP products to be marketed throughout New Zealand. Adrian is also a Director of BP New Zealand Limited.

Gordon Holmes – General Manager, Human Resources

Gordon returned to BP in 2011 for the third time, after holding HR Director, GM HR and consulting roles in local and global companies. His previous roles at BP in the early 1980s and mid 1990s spanned locations including New Zealand, the North Sea and the UK. Gordon currently leads HR for all of BP’s operations in New Zealand and he is a member of the senior leadership team.

Leigh Taylor - Communications and External Affairs Manager

Leigh joined BP in 2014 heading up the NZ marketing function, and moved into the Corporate and External Affairs role in 2017.  With a Bachelor of Management Studies (hons) majoring in marketing and communications Leigh has held a number of positions in NZ, the Caribbean and the UK.  Prior to joining BP she spent time in the telecommunications and television industries in marketing, communication and strategy roles. 

The main purpose of Leigh’s role is to manage BP New Zealand’s profile with a variety of stakeholder groups including the media, government and community.

Rachael Lynch - Legal Counsel

Rachael is BP New Zealand’s Legal Counsel, responsible for advising on all of BP New Zealand’s operations including refining and marketing, the Fuels value chain, Air BP and all of BP’s wholesale and retail operations.  Rachael joined BP in 2015 and before that spent several years working in the in-house legal team of a large multi-national based in New Zealand, London and most recently Sydney.

Wade Alsweiler - HSSE Manager

Wade leads the HSSE (Health, Safety, Environmental, Security) function. Wade is a qualified and seasoned health and safety professional with experience managing health and safety in some of New Zealand’s most successful organisations within the oil and gas, engineering and manufacturing sectors. Wade brings a particular passion and energy around positively influencing the safety culture of an organisation.