Essar Oil UK has announced the appointment of Ramsay MacDonald as head of retail for its expanding network of service stations in the UK. MacDonald, who has over 30 years of industry experience, was previously with Mobil and BP, and was most recently director of retail for Gulf.

Essar Oil UK’s chief executive officer, S Thangapandian, said: "We have ambitious plans to grow both the Essar brand and volumes within the retail sector and see this appointment as another important milestone."