Rodney Chase was appointed as Chairman of the Board on 2 June 2011. He is aged 70.
Committee memberships: Chairman of the Nomination Committee and member of the Health, Safety, Security and Environment Committee.
Skills and experience: In February 2012, Rodney was appointed the Non-Executive Chairman of Computer Sciences Corporation in Washington DC, where he has served on the Board of directors since 2001. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Tesoro Corporation and Hess Corporation.
Rodney has served on the Boards of Petrofac Limited as Non-Executive Chairman, Tesco as Non-Executive Deputy Chairman, TNK-BP as Non-Executive Deputy Chairman, B.O.C as Non-Executive Director and as Senior Independent Director of Diageo and as a Director of Nalco Holding Co.
Rodney retired from full-time employment with BP plc in 2003 after over 38 years’ service covering all of the major businesses of the BP Group. He spent four years as Head of Finance/Group Treasurer and five years as Chairman/CEO of BP America based in Ohio before joining the parent Board in 1992. He served on the BP plc Board for 11 years, first as Chief Executive Officer of Marketing & Refining, then Chief Executive Officer of Exploration & Production, and from 1999 as Deputy Group Chief Executive.
Rodney was appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1999.