L. Richard Flury
Chairman of the Board, Former Chief Executive Gas, Power & Renewables (Retired). British Petroleum plc
Richard Flury was appointed to the Board in 2004. Mr. Flury graduated from the University of Victoria (Canada) with a degree in Honors Physics. He spent over 30 years with Amoco Corporation, and later, BP plc, from which he retired as Chief Executive, Gas and Power and Renewables, on December 31, 2001, a position he had held since June of 1999. Prior to Amoco’s merger with BP in 1998, he served in various executive positions and was Chief Executive for Worldwide Exploration and Production and Executive Vice President of Amoco Corporation at the time of the merger. Mr. Flury’s many years of experience with a major oil and gas company, as well as his continued involvement in the industry through his other directorship positions, uniquely qualifies him to serve as the Company’s Chairman of the Board. We believe his executive-level perspective and strategy-making abilities will continue to prove beneficial to the Company.