Pete George, managing director of Phillips 66 UK and 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, has become deputy managing director, UK and Ireland marketing. She will then assume the role of managing director, UK and Ireland marketing, with effect from October 2.

George 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.

Wolf 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.

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