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Please note that the press office team can only answer enquiries from media professionals

BP p.l.c., 1 St James’s Square, SW1Y 4PD

Switchboard: +44 (0)207 496 4000

David Nicholas

Head of group press office


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.

Contact number: David: +44 (0)7831 095541  

Rita Brown

Senior media affairs manager


Rita joined bp in April 2018. She is the primary point of contact for gas & low carbon, innovation & engineering, production & operations and strategy, sustainability & ventures. Prior to joining the team, Rita worked as a reporter, news editor and editor on various daily and specialist publications, including Energy Voice where she was named Specialist Reporter of the Year and won Scoop of the Year for her coverage on the industry.


Contact number: Rita: +44 (0)7787 685821

Rita Brown

Jackie Poole

Media relations manager


Jackie joined the press team in 2021 and is the primary contact for bp customers & products, trading & shipping, and regions, cities & solutions. Jackie first joined bp in 2013 and has held a number of corporate communications roles within the business. With over a decade working in the energy sector, Jackie has also held communication roles within the telecommunications and manufacturing industries.  


Contact number: Jackie: +44 (0)7919 217511

Jackie Poole

Dave Bowden

Media relations manager


Dave joined bp in 2023 and is the primary contact for bp trading and shipping as well as innovation and engineering. He has over a decade’s worth of experience advising some of the UK’s leading businesses across finance, biomedicine, technology and energy.

Dave Bowden

Rianne Endeley-Brown

Media relations advisor 


Rianne joined the press team in November 2021 and works across the different projects and campaigns that the team supports. Rianne previously worked for the NHS Counter Fraud Authority for four years as a media relations officer doing press and wider communications work.


Contact number: Rianne: +44 (0)7767 777373

Rianne Endeley-Brown

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