BP has appointed Andy Inglis to its board as a group managing director. He also succeeds Tony Hayward as chief executive of its upstream business, told Trends reports.
Both appointments are with immediate effect, so that Hayward can focus on his role as BP's chief executive designate over the next six months. Hayward was named last month to succeed Chief Executive John Browne from Aug. 1, nearly a year and a half earlier than originally planned
Inglis, who became deputy upstream chief in 2004, was a senior gas and power executive in the four years before that. He has worked for BP since 1980, including two years from 1994 as manager of the Kuparuk field in Alaska, and headed BP's Gulf of Mexico activities from 1997 to 1999.