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Press contacts

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
Tel: +44 (0) 207-496-4076

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.

Rita Brown

Senior media affairs manager


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.

Rita Brown

Paul Erwood

Media advisor


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.

Paul Erwood

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Megan Baldino

Director, External Communications


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.


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