Board of Directors

Tony Hayward

Chairman of the Board

Tony assumes the role of Non-Executive Chairman of CC Energy in June 2023.  He is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Energy Transition Partners, an Amsterdam listed SPAC focussed on energy transition.  He is Founder and Executive Chairman of SierraCol Energy, Colombia’s largest independent oil company, a Managing Partner of Energy Transition Partners LLP and a Board Member of the Bahrain Oil and Gas Holding Company (Nogaholding).

Tony was Chairman of Glencore from 2013-2021 and Group Chief Executive of BP from 2007 to 2010,  He joined BP in 1982 as a rig geologist in the North Sea.  He became Group Treasurer in 2000, Chief Executive for BP’s E&P Business and a member of the Main Board of BP in 2003.

In 2011 Tony founded Vallares plc, a $2.2bn SPAC listed on the LSE.  Following the merger of Vallares plc and Genel Energy he became Chief Executive in November 2011 and subsequently Chairman (2015-2017). 

He was Senior Independent director of Corus from 2002-2007 and a member of the board of Tata Steel from 2007-2009. He was a member of the UK Business Council from 2008-2010 and the US Business Council between 2008 and 2013. 

Tony studied geology at Aston University in Birmingham and completed a PhD at Edinburgh University.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, chairs Aston University Development Board and helped found Ocean Leadership Programme at Edinburgh University. He is a visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh and University of Aston and holds honorary doctorates from the University of Edinburgh, Aston University, the University of Birmingham and Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University.

 He is based in London, Valencia and Bogota.

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