About this Event
In the second session in our 'Outstanding Leaders' webinar series, Aston alumnus Tony Hayward, Chairman of Glencore and former Chief Executive of BP, will share his insights into the global energy business. He will discuss the transition in the world's energy system as well as talk about issues in coping with the political and social systems of the countries in which essential natural resources need to be extracted.
The discussion will be hosted by Professor George Feiger, Executive Dean of the College of Business and Social Sciences at Aston University.
About Tony Hayward
Tony is Chairman of Glencore, a position he has held since 2013, a Managing Partner of St James’s Asset Management LLP, Chairman of Andes Holding and Chairman of a number of private companies.
Tony was Group Chief Executive of BP from 2007 to 2010 having joined BP in 1982 as a rig geologist in the North Sea. Following a series of roles overseas he joined the Exploration and Production Executive Committee in 1997. He became Group Treasurer in 2000, Chief Executive for BP’s E&P Business and a member of the Main Board of BP in 2003.
In 2011 Tony founded Vallares plc, a $2.2bn acquisition company listed on the London Stock Exchange. Following the merger of Vallares plc and Genel Energy International, the largest oil producer in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, he became Chief Executive of Genel Energy plc in November 2011 and subsequently Chairman (2015-2017).
He was Senior Independent director of Corus from 2002-2007 and a member of the board of Tata Steel from 2007-2009. He was a member of the UK Business Council from 2008-2010 and the US Business Council between 2008 and 2013.
Tony chairs Aston University Development Board and is a member of the World Economic Forum Community of Chairmen and the British Museum Chairman’s Advisory Board
Tony studied geology at Aston University in Birmingham and completed a PhD at Edinburgh University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a visiting Professor in the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh and holds honorary doctorates from the University of Edinburgh, Aston University, the University of Birmingham and Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University.
Tony is based in London, Zurich and Valencia.