BP Board appoints new company secretary
Posted: 24 July 2003
The board of BP announced David Jackson has been appointed company
secretary and head of the chairman's office with effect from July
24, 2003. He succeeds Judith Hanratty who has reached normal retirement
age after 28 years with BP and nine years in her current role.
Before joining BP in 2002 Mr Jackson, who is a solicitor, was company
secretary and general counsel at Powergen for 13 years.
He played a key role in the legal affairs of Powergen, starting
with its privatisation and culminating in its acquisition by E.ON
AG. in early 2002.
Paying tribute to Judith Hanratty, BP chairman Peter Sutherland
said: "As company secretary and head of the chairman's office
since 1994, Judith has created an exceptional legacy for the future.
"She has been instrumental in creating the model for corporate
governance in BP which is recognised as being of the highest quality.
As a member of the Bar with a wide range of business experience
in the UK and abroad, Judith has developed, within the BP model,
the role of the company secretary's office in providing specialist
counsel and support to the board and the chairman.
"Her attributes of integrity and outstanding professionalism
have been greatly valued by the board as a whole."
For more information see www.bp.com.
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