Tim Bullock, newly appointed independent non-executive director of Essar Oil (UK)

Tim Bullock, newly appointed independent non-executive director of Essar Oil (UK)

Essar Oil (UK) Limited (EOUK), which owns and operates the Stanlow Refinery in Ellesmere Port, has appointed Tim Bullock as independent non-executive director.

He brings to EOUK more than 30 years’ experience working across the oil, gas and power industries, both within the UK and internationally.

Currently chair of Bonroy Petchem, his former roles include having served as chief executive of Mabanaft (Germany) and Litasco (Switzerland), as well as spending 27 years with BP, including as group vice president of global oil Supply and trading.

EOUK recently completed a comprehensive corporate governance review led by independent law firm Ashurst LLP, which resulted in the board committing to the appointment of two independent non-executive directors.

In his role, Bullock will work not only to enhance the company’s governance and risk assessment capabilities, but also provide strategic insights around EOUK’s innovation and commercial growth strategy.

EOUK chairman Prashant Ruia commented: “Tim brings to EOUK a formidable wealth of experience at an important time for the company, as we deliver on our promise of transitioning to low carbon operations and, in doing so, creating jobs, upskilling communities and helping sustain the UK’s green revolution for years to come.”

Bullock said: “I am delighted to join EOUK. The company plays a critical role within the UK’s national infrastructure and I have been hugely impressed by the board’s vision for a sustainable future, exemplified by its role in the HyNet consortium. Company leadership is deeply committed to ensuring the highest standards in corporate governance and I look forward to playing my role in delivering it.”