BP PLC has appointed Lamar McKay to the new position of deputy group chief executive as part of the company’s reorganization that will follow the May 1 retirement of Katrina Landis, executive vice-president of corporate business activities.
McKay, chief executive of BP’s upstream segment since 2013 and a 35-year veteran of the company (OGJ Online, Jan. 7, 2009; Jan. 29, 2013), will be based in London and assume the role following a suitable handover period, BP says.
McKay’s responsibilities will include strategy and long-term planning, safety and operational risk, technology, and corporate governance including ethics and compliance.
Bernard Looney will succeed McKay as upstream chief executive. Looney has been chief operating officer, production, in the upstream segment since 2013. He joined BP in 1991 and the executive team in 2010 (OGJ Online, Sept. 29, 2010).
Landis has been executive vice-president, corporate business activities, responsible for BP’s integrated supply and trading activities, renewable energy activities, shipping, technology and remediation management, since 2013. She joined BP in Alaska in 1992.
BP says Landis will not be replaced on the executive team and her current role’s responsibilities will be assigned to other members of the team.