Head of Country for Australia to leave bp

bp Head of Country for Australia Frédéric Baudry.

bp has announced Frédéric Baudry, Head of Country for Australia and Senior Vice President for bp’s low carbon businesses, mobility and convenience in the Asia Pacific has decided to leave the role and bp.

Lucy Nation has been appointed Country President for Australia effective 1 July 2024. Ms Nation will maintain her current role as Vice President, Hydrogen, Australia and Asia Pacific. Paul Augé has been named Senior Vice President, Mobility, Convenience and Midstream for Australia and New Zealand.

An engineer by training, Ms Nation has worked for bp since 1998 in Australia, the US, UK, Europe and Singapore across a wide range of refining, manufacturing and trading roles. In 2018 she returned to Australia as Vice President of Midstream, Asia Pacific covering supply, wholesale marketing and terminals for downstream businesses in the region. Ms Nation was also bp Asia Pacific’s Chief Financial Officer and headed up the local energy transition plan that led to bp’s significant ambitions for low carbon fuels, green and blue hydrogen, and renewable energy in Australia.

Lucy Nation has been appointed Country President for Australia.

As Vice President, Hydrogen Australia and Asia Pacific, Ms Nation is responsible for developing bp’s expanding portfolio of green hydrogen and energy projects; the Kwinana Energy Hub, which includes hydrogen production at H2Kwinana, Project GERI in WA’s Mid West and the Australian Renewable Energy Hub in the Pilbara on behalf of the AREH Joint Venture partners.

Mr Baudry has been with bp for 36 years and has made an outstanding contribution to bp’s businesses and teams across the world. Since taking on his roles in the Asia Pacific in 2020, he has made significant progress in delivering bp’s transition to an integrated energy company. This includes repurposing the Kwinana refinery to potentially produce sustainable aviation fuel, driving bp’s gas and hydrogen ambitions in the North West of Western Australia, developing more than 200 EV charge points in ANZ and commissioning Australia’s first public hydrogen refuelling station.

In addition to this he also led and grew bp’s mobility & convenience business in key markets across the Asia-Pacific and Southern Africa.

“bp would like to most sincerely thank Mr Baudry and welcome Ms Nation to the role.”

Leadership team changes

bp Vice President, Mobility and Convenience, Australia and New Zealand Paul Augé
will take on a new role as Senior Vice President, Mobility Convenience & Midstream, Australia and New Zealand effective 1 July.

bp Vice President, Mobility and Convenience, Australia and New Zealand Paul Augé.

Mr Augé has been driving bp’s growth ambitions in Australian and New Zealand retail since taking up his current role in 2023.

He has extensive experience in strategy, business development, mobility, convenience, and aviation for bp around the world.

Prior to returning to Australia, Mr Augé was vice president for mobility and convenience in Mexico where he was responsible for bp’s downstream fuel business.

His roles at bp have included Vice Pesident, Business Development and Low Carbon Solutions, Asia Pacific, Director of Commercial Development in London and heading bp’s aviation business, Air bp, in the UK and France. Before his roles overseas, Mr Augé worked in strategy, mergers and acquisitions, trading and supply teams in Australia.

bp Vice President for Business Development & Low Carbon Solutions Lisa Archbold will step into the Vice President Mobility and Convenience role.

Most recently, Ms Archbold has been leading business development in one of bp’s key transition growth engines.

This has involved working with bp’s customers, industry peers, partners and government, engaging on how bp can help Australia fulfill its potential as a renewable fuels superpower.

Ms Archbold has also worked in a wide range of roles across bp as CFO for bp
Australia, Head of Performance for AsPac Fuels, AsPac Finance and Strategy
Director for Castrol/bp lubricants in Singapore, and General Manager of Bitumen
for Australia.

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