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Chris joined BP Research, at its London based research laboratories in 1978 as an instrument and control engineer. During the mid-eighties Chris lead a team to create and commercialise large-scale scientific computers. In the late eighties he ran BP’s exploration computing activities. During the early nineties he became commercial manager of exploration and production technical activities. Chris then moved to BP’s North Sea operations, first to Glasgow and then in Aberdeen, becoming the central technical manager. He returned to London, becoming the VP Technology, Engineering and HSE for BP’s global gas, power and renewable activities. He is currently Distinguished Advisor – where he advises on energy and environmental issues.
He is a Director of the Carbon Trust in the UK and Center for Clean Air Policy in the US, and a member of the Advisory Boards of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in the US and the Engineering and Physical Research Council in the UK.