People: BP PLC (BP.L)
27 Nov 2015
Mr. Antony Burgmans, KBE, serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of BP Plc. He joined Unilever in 1972, holding a succession of marketing and sales posts including the chairmanship of PT Unilever Indonesia from 1988 until 1991. In 1991, he joined the board of Unilever, becoming business group president, ice cream and frozen foods Europe in 1994, and chairman of Unilever’s Europe committee co-ordinating its European activities. In 1998, he became vice chairman of Unilever NV and in 1999, chairman of Unilever NV and vice chairman of Unilever PLC. In 2005, he became non-executive chairman of Unilever NV and Unilever PLC until his retirement in 2007. During his career he has lived and worked in London, Hamburg, Jakarta, Stockholm and Rotterdam. Antony Burgmans is an experienced chairman and chief executive who has served on the BP board for over 11 years. He spent his executive career at Unilever where he developed skills in production, distribution and marketing. His experience of consumer facing business has meant that he has been able to provide the board with deep insight in the fields of reputation, brand, culture and values. He was asked to remain on the board until 2016 in the light of rapid board turnover in 2010 and 2011. Antony remains fully independent. Antony has now led the remuneration committee for five years and has detailed and regular dialogue with shareholders on remuneration matters. He will hand the chair of the remuneration committee to Professor Dame Ann Dowling in 2015, and, having previously led the evaluation of the chairman, he handed this task to Andrew Shilston this year in anticipation of standing down at the 2016 AGM.
|Total Annual Compensation, USD||159,000|
|Restricted Stock Awards, USD||--|
|Long-Term Incentive Plans, USD||--|
|All Other, USD||--|
|Fiscal Year Total, USD||159,000|