UKPIA has named Andy Roberts as its new Director of Environment, Health & Safety. Roberts takes over from Ian McPherson, who has retired after

seventeen years with the trade association.

Roberts joined UKPIA in June 2007 and was seconded into the then Department of Trade and Industry as head of downstream oil in the Energy Resilience Directorate.

He returned to UKPIA in January 2010 and took over the role of director responsible for Environment Health and Safety issues on 1st May 2010.

According to UKPIA, Roberts has a PhD in chemistry and began his career in 1980 with Mobil at their Coryton Research and Technical Services Laboratory, before joining Shell South Africa in Cape Town in 1985. He returned to the UK with Shell in 1993.

Roberts is married with three daughters and his interests include hockey, where he captains an over 50s Super Veterans team, and motorsport, especially classic cars and the Goodwood Revival.