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David Nicholas leads bp’s central group press office team in London. While each of the team acts as primary point of contact for specific business areas, all can respond to any press enquiry. David is the main point of contact for bp group, corporate, financial and strategic issues, including low carbon activities. He has led the group press office since late 2010 and has been a member of bp’s media relations team since the early 1990s. He first joined bp as a research chemist, way back in the late 1980s.
Rita joined bp in April 2018 and is the primary point of contact for bp Upstream and technology. Prior to joining the team, Rita worked as a reporter and editor on various industry publications including Energy Voice which she joined in 2014. She was later named Specialist Reporter of the Year and her exclusive interview with Sir Ian Wood, ahead of the Scottish Referendum won Scoop of the Year.
Paul joined the press team in 2019, and is the primary contact for enquiries about bp's retail, HR and corporate functions, as well as arts sponsorship in the UK. Paul has previously worked for bp in Alternative Energy and across the downstream in a number of communications and marketing roles, and wrote features for travel magazines before joining bp in 2010.
Megan Baldino leads the U.S. media affairs team for bp America and is based in the company’s Houston headquarters. She joined bp in 2018 and is the main point of contact for bp's bpx energy onshore oil and gas business, as well as for the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and other U.S. business activities and corporate issues. Before moving to Texas, Meg led communications for bp Alaska, held corporate communications roles in energy and the telecommunications industries, and spent more than a decade as a broadcast journalist in Alaska.
Jason Ryan joined the bp U.S. media affairs in 2013 and is the main press contact for bp’s upstream oil and gas business in the U.S. This includes the Gulf of Mexico, Upstream Technology and bp’s Global Wells and Global Project Organizations. Before bp, Ryan worked for nearly 15 years at ABC News, covering national security and legal matters. He is based in Washington, D.C.
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