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Paula Rosput Reynolds

Paula Rosput Reynolds - senior independent director

Senior independent director


Appointed 14 May 2015


Board and committee activities:

Chair of the remuneration committee; member of the audit and people and governance committees


Outside interests:

Non-executive director of General Electric Company
Non-executive director and Chair Designate of National Grid plc.








Paula Rosput Reynolds is the former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Safeco Corporation, a Fortune 500 property and casualty insurance company that was acquired by Liberty Mutual Insurance Group in 2008. She also served as vice chair and chief restructuring officer for American International Group (AIG) for a period after the US government became the financial sponsor from 2008 to 2009.
Previously Paula was an executive in the energy industry. She was chairman, president and chief executive officer of AGL Resources Inc., an operator of natural gas infrastructure in the US, now a subsidiary of Southern Company. Prior to this, she led a subsidiary of Duke Energy Corporation that was a merchant operator of electricity generation. She commenced her energy career at Pacific Gas & Electric Corp in 1979 and spent over 25 years in the energy industry. Paula was a non-executive director of TransCanada Corporation and CBRE Group, Inc until May 2019, having been appointed in 2011 and 2016 respectively.
Paula was awarded the National Association of Corporate Directors (US) Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.


Relevant skills and experience

Paula has had a long career leading global companies in the energy and financial sectors. Her financial background and deep experience of trading makes her ideally suited to serve on the audit committee.

Her experience with international and US companies, including several restructuring processes and mergers, gives her insight into strategic and regulatory issues, which is an asset to the board.

Paula previously served as the chair of the remuneration committee of BAE Systems plc. Her experience there and her wider business experience and understanding of the views of investors are well suited to her being the chair of the BP remuneration committee.