Andy Holmes has been named President of BP Australasia with effect from 1st July, 2013 the company announced today.
He succeeds Paul Waterman who has been appointed head of BP’s global lubricants business and will be based in the UK.
“BP Australasia is one of the largest and most significant businesses in BP’s global portfolio,” Mr Waterman said. “I am confident that Andy Holmes has the skill and experience to ensure BP Australasia continues to operate safely and reliably and to continue as a major energy provider and employer in Australia and New Zealand.”
Andy Holmes was born in Sheerness, UK in 1962 and after graduating as a chemical engineer joined BP in 1985. Over the years Andy has held many roles in refining, marketing and other areas. Most recently Andy led the global fuels business (Air BP and Global LPG) and prior to this led BP’s refining and marketing operations in Continental Europe.
“BP Australasia’s upstream and downstream businesses are important contributors to BP’s current and future business plans. I’m looking forward to building on the strong foundations left by Paul and looking forward to getting to know our people and settling in Melbourne,” said Mr Holmes.