Management Team of BPTT
The elements of the bpTT Management Team is to execute and manage performance using set direction and context. To establish clear metrics and accountabilities and to create realistic targets and plans. Track performance hold robust dialogues and ensure rewards, consequences and actions.
Norman Christie, Regional PresidentNorman Christie is Regional President of BP Trinidad and Tobago (bpTT). Prior to assuming the role of Regional President, over a period of five years, he held the positions of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Vice President and Performance Unit Leader, Markets for bpTT. For the three years prior, he served in two BP exploration and production (E&P) segment leadership positions. He was the Commercial Director for the BP Algeria business unit and then the E&P Vice President of Planning.
Norman joined Amoco in 1986 and following a series of financial roles in Amoco’s headquarters in Chicago, he served in commercial leadership roles for three years in Egypt. The end of Norman’s tenure in Egypt coincided with the merger of BP and Amoco in 1999. He then returned to Chicago as a Senior Financial Manager for 18 months before moving to BP’s headquarters in London as an Executive Assistant to Tony Hayward, Group Vice President for Finance at the time.
Norman’s formal educational training has been in finance, strategy, accounting and general management. He is a Certified Public Accountant (Illinois) and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.
He is married with three children.
Craig Wiggs - Vice President, Operations.Craig has over 26 years of experience with the company, joining Amoco in 1981 as a drilling engineer. He has worked in a variety of roles including drilling, completions, production engineering, commercial, resource management and asset management. For the past 18 years, Craig has worked as an Operations and Engineering Manager. He has held a number of senior management roles across the business, including Central North Sea Operations Manager, Performance Unit Leader in the ACT Business Unit, Alaska and, most recently, Performance Unit Leader, Eastern Deepwater, Gulf of Mexico.
Keith Bally, Vice President ResourceKeith Bally is Vice President Resource. He is accountable for resource progression and management across the SPU and includes base and reservoir management, and new well planning. Keith has held several leadership roles in the Trinidad business prior to his current role which included leading the Mahogany Asset Delivery team, forming the Subsurface Re-Developments team and Senior Manager Basin Developments. During his time in Trinidad Keith made a significant contribution to the growth of the Trinidad SPU.
Keith was also appraise general manager in the Angola SPU where he identified future projects supporting the Angola SPU Programme of Developments. Keith is a geologist/petrophysicist and spent 5 years in the Amoco Houston office working on exploration and development projects in China, Myanmar (Burma) and Trinidad. He also spent 1 year attending the Amoco Petrophysics school in Tulsa.
Vincent Bartholomew, Vice President Drilling and CompletionsHe is accountable for well delivery. This includes responsibility for engineering planning and operational execution of new wells and wells intervention planning and execution. Vincent joined Amoco in 1978. He was part of the drilling supervisory training programme for two years before moving into a supervisory position. He has served as operations superintendent in BP’s Aberdeen operations. He was appointed senior manager, drilling in Trinidad in 2004 and wells director in 2008.
Curtis Mohammed, Vice President DevelopmentsCurtis Mohammed is Vice President Developments and is accountable for delivery of all major and small projects. Curtis has been with bpTT for over 10 years. He was one of the first trainees to graduate from the BP Project Academy, an initiative developed for the BP Group by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also has a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of the West Indies.
Curtis was project manager on bpTT’s Cannonball project. As senior manager, projects, he was responsible for overseeing the construction of both Mango and Cashima.
Tyrone Kalpee, Vice President HSSE & EngineeringTyrone Kalpee is Vice President HSSE & Engineering and is accountable for Health Safety Security and the Environment (HSSE) and Engineering standards. This includes responsibility for internal and external compliance, the technical and operational risk management process, and the engineering and operations standards and practices.
This includes responsibility for ensuring effective integration and interface management between the CDO and the SPU, and for driving functional performance through the line to all projects in the SPU. The VP Developments will report to the CDO and be part of the SPU leadership team.
Giselle Thompson, Vice President Communications & External AffairsGiselle Thompson is the Vice President for Communications and External Affairs for BP Trinidad and Tobago. In this role she holds accountability for the management of the company’s external facing strategy and reputation. This includes the management of the company’s internal and external communications and overseeing all interactions between bpTT and external stakeholders including the government, business partners and the community. Giselle first joined bpTT in 2006 as Corporate Brand Manager and was promoted to VP Communications and External Affairs in November 2007. Prior to joining bpTT Giselle spent eight years in the pharmaceutical industry working with GlaxoSmithKline where she held senior marketing positions in their Caribbean and Central American operations. Giselle holds an honours degree in Management Studies from the University of the West Indies
Ruan Mitchell, Vice President, Human ResourcesRuan Mitchell is BPTT’s Vice President Human Resources. He Joined Amoco in 1998 and has held a range of roles including HR Officer, Learning and Development Coordinator, HR Advisor, Senior HR Advisor, HR Manager Resourcing and most recently, Human Resource Manager – Rewards, HR Operations & ER. Ruan also held the role of Client Relationship Advisor in BP Alaska.
Ruan has over 20 years experience in Human Resource. Prior to joining BP he worked for a large local conglomerate with businesses in manufacturing, marketing and distribution, media, shipping and finance where he held HR and Marketing roles. He holds a BSc in Industrial Management from University of the West Indies and a Masters in Business Administration from Andrews University.
Wendy-Fae Thompson, Chief CounselWendy-Fae Thompson is bpTT's Vice President and Chief Counsel. She was appointed to this position in January 2011 and is the newest member of bpTT’s leadership team. She is responsible for managing the Trinidad legal team and provides legal support to bpTT. In 2004, Wendy-Fae joined the bpTT Law Team as a Senior Attorney and more recently, she spent two years as a Senior Attorney for BP’s UK upstream business in Aberdeen. Before joining bpTT, Wendy-Fae worked for 14 years at a leading law firm in Trinidad where she specialized in litigation, conveyancing, intellectual property and corporate and commercial matters. For eight years of that time, she was a partner of the firm with responsibility for intellectual property, several of the firm’s major litigation and commercial clients and the firm’s human resource management.
Wendy-Fae has also served as board member on several state boards including the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago, the Industrial Development Corporation and the Public Transportation Service Corporation. She is the holder of a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Management from the University of the West Indies. She also holds a Legal Education Certificate from Hugh Wooding Law School.
Wendy-Fae is married with three children.
David Godfrey, Chief Procurement OfficerDavid Godfrey is the Chief Procurement Officer for bpTT. In this role he holds accountability for the management and integration of all Procurement and Supply Chain Management activity for the Region. David’s career spans over 38 years in technical and commercial roles within the Oil & Gas and Construction industries supported by part time study to gain a 1st Class Honors BSc, MBA and a number of professional qualifications including Chartered Engineer status and Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).
Shiva McMahon, Chief Financial OfficerShiva has been with BP for approximately fourteen (14) years during which time she has held various Finance roles, including leadership roles in the Upstream segment of BP. Her most recent role was as Vice President of Planning for the Segment. Other key roles that Shiva held include:
- Head of Strategy, Planning and Performance Management for North America Gas;
- Commercial Lead for Eastern Gulf of Mexico, Existing Profit Centre Coordinator and
- Business Advisor for Middle East New Business.