Anthony Bryan "Tony" Hayward
(born 21 May 1957) is a British businessman and former chief executive of oil and energy company BP. He replaced John Browne, Baron Browne of Madingley, on 1 May 2007. His tenure ended on 1 October 2010 following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He was replaced by Bob Dudley. He was named Chairman of Glencore Xstrata in May 2014.
Education and early career
Tony Hayward was born in Slough, Berkshire, in 1957; the eldest of seven children. Later on, his family moved to nearby Windsor. After attending the local state grammar school, he went on to gain a first class geology degree from Aston University followed by a PhD from the University of Edinburgh School of Geosciences. Joining BP in 1982, with his first job as a rig geologist in Aberdeen, he quickly rose through the ranks in a series of technical and commercial roles in BP Exploration in London, Aberdeen, France, China and Glasgow. Hayward first came to Lord Browne's attention during a 1990 leadership conference in Phoenix, Arizona. As a result, he was made Browne's executive assistant.
In 1992, Hayward moved to Colombia as exploration manager and became president of BP's operations in Venezuela in 1995.citation needed|date=February 2011 In August 1997, he returned to London as a director of BP Exploration.citation needed|date=February 2011 He became group vice-president of BP Amoco Exploration and Production as well as a member of the BP group's Upstream executive committee in 1999.citation needed|date=February 2011
Hayward was appointed BP group treasurer in September 2000 where his responsibilities included global treasury operations, foreign exchange dealing, corporate finance, project finance and mergers and acquisitions.citation needed|date=February 2011 Hayward became an executive vice-president in April 2002, and chief executive of exploration and production in January 2003.citation needed|date=February 2011
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