Pete George, managing director of Phillips 66 UK & Ireland marketing, has announced his retirement following 45 years of service to the company. His final leaving date is anticipated to be the end of September.

To facilitate a smooth transition, Mary Wolf, currently manager asset origination, midstream, will become deputy managing director, UK & Ireland marketing from 1st July 2015. Mary will then assume the role of managing director, UK & Ireland marketing with effect from 2nd October 2015.

Pete joined the company in 1970 in the routing office at Immingham, and has taken on a number of operational and marketing roles across the business, eventually being promoted to his current position in 2012.

The company was undergoing significant change at the time with ConocoPhillips splitting into upstream and downstream companies, forming Phillips 66. Concurrently, the UK & Ireland marketing organisation was restructuring to better meet the demands of the evolving marketplace, culminating in today’s three sales channels - national, regional and specialty.

Mary began her career in 1995 working in the semi-conductor industry before joining Conoco in 2001 as a pilot plant engineer in Oklahoma. She moved from technology to the Ponca City refinery before relocating to Houston in 2006, where she joined major capital projects as a lead process design engineer. Prior to her role in commercial, Mary also worked in corporate strategy and business development.

Commenting on her new role, Mary said: “I’m very much looking forward to joining the UK & Ireland marketing team and to driving this dynamic business forward by building on the strong foundations of operating excellence established under Pete’s outstanding leadership.”

Pete added: “I would like to reassure our customers that they shouldn’t see any major changes in direction at Phillips 66. It’s business as usual and I have every confidence that Mary will be an ideal successor to take the business forward and secure continued growth. The expertise, knowledge and attitude of the employees within UK & Ireland marketing is what really drives this organisation forward, and I am proud to have been a part of such a successful company.”