David Eyton

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Role: Head of Group Technology

Partner: BP

As Head of Technology since 2008, David Eyton is accountable for technology strategy and its implementation across BP and conducting research and development in areas of corporate renewal. David is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Materials, Minerals Mining, and the Institute of Directors, and sits on the UK Energy Technologies Institute Board.

Prior to this, David was BP’s Exploration and Production (E&P) Group Vice President for Technology. In this role David was responsible for Research and Development, Technical Services, Digital and Communications Technology, and Procurement and Supply Chain Management for BP’s Upstream business. David also managed the Westlake Campus in Houston and led the development of a new approach to Petrotechnical Learning in E&P.

David joined BP in 1982 from Cambridge University with an Engineering degree. During his early career, he held a number of Petroleum Engineering, Commercial and Business Management positions. In 1996, he was named General Manager of BP’s North West Shelf interest in Australia. David later managed Wytch Farm in the UK and then BP’s Gas Businesses in Trinidad. In September 2001, he went to manage the CEO’s office in the company’s London headquarters, and following that assignment David was Vice President of Deepwater Developments in the Gulf of Mexico.

David is married with three children, and his other leisure interests include skiing, clay pigeon shooting, golf, tennis, singing and ornithology.