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Paula Rosput Reynolds

Paula Rosput Reynolds - senior independent director

Senior independent director


Board: 14 May 2015; Senior independent: 27 May 2020


Board and committee activities:

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


Outside interests:

Chair of National Grid plc

Non-executive director of General Electric Company

Chair of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance




Career summary

Paula Rosput Reynolds commenced her energy career at Pacific Gas & Electric Corp in 1979 and spent over 25 years in the energy industry. She has held a number of executive positions during her career, including CEO of Duke Energy Power Services, Chairman, President and CEO of AGL Resources as well as Chairman and CEO of Safeco Corporation and Vice Chairman and Chief Restructuring Officer of AIG.


Paula was a non-executive director of TransCanada Corporation and CBRE Group, Inc until May 2019, having been appointed in 2011 and 2016 respectively. Between 2011 and 2020 Paula was a non-executive director of BAE Systems PLC.


Paula was awarded the National Association of Corporate Directors (US) Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.


Skills and experience

Paula has had a long career leading global companies in the energy and financial sectors. 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. Her wider business experience and understanding of the views of investors are well suited to her being the chair of bp’s remuneration committee and senior independent director.