Dame Angela Strank DBE, FRS, FREng, CEng, FIChemE, DSc, PhD
Appointed: Independent Non-Executive Director on 24 January 2014
- Chair of the Corporate Responsibility Committee
- Member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committees
Skills, competence and experience:
Angela brings a wealth of strategic, technical and commercial experience to the Board. Angela is Head of Downstream Technology and Group Chief Scientist at BP Plc. She is a member of the Downstream Executive Leadership Team. Angela is responsible for enabling delivery of the Downstream strategic agenda through the development of differentiated technology advantage across the refining, fuels, lubricants and petrochemicals businesses. Since joining BP in 1982, she has held many senior leadership roles around the world in business development, commercial and technology, including in 2012, as Vice President and Head of the Chief Executive’s Office. In 2010, Angela was the winner of the UK First Woman’s Award in Science and Technology recognising pioneering UK women in business and industry. Her track record and experience in strategy, operations, technology and transformational change are a complementary addition to the Board’s skill set. In June 2017, Angela was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List with the title Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (‘DBE’) for services to the Oil and Gas Industry and encouraging women into STEM careers.
- Board Governor, The University of Manchester
- Member of the Royal Society’s Science, Industry & Translation Committee