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Andy Hopwood

Andy Hopwood - Executive vice-president, chief operating officer, strategy and regions, Upstream

Executive vice-president, chief operating officer, upstream strategy

Executive team tenure: 

Appointed 1 November 2010


Andy will retire from the company in the second half of 2020.


Outside interests:

No external appointments








Andy Hopwood is responsible for BP's upstream strategy.
Andy joined BP in 1980, spending his first 10 years in operations in the North Sea, Wytch Farm and Indonesia. In 1989 Andy joined the corporate planning team formulating BP's Upstream strategy and subsequent portfolio rationalization. Andy held commercial leadership positions in Mexico and Venezuela before becoming the Upstream's planning manager.
Following the BP-Amoco merger, Andy spent time leading BP's businesses in Azerbaijan, Trinidad & Tobago and onshore North America. In 2009 he joined the Upstream executive team as head of portfolio and technology and in 2010 was appointed executive vice president, exploration and production.
Most recently, Andy was appointed chief operating officer, upstream strategy in April 2018.