Dame Angela Strank
Non-Executive Director

Appointed April 2021

Committee memberships Nominations, Remuneration (Chair), Sustainable Development


QualificationsBSc and PhD in Geology from Manchester University and a Chartered Engineer


Skills and experience Angela brings to the Board extensive experience of operating in large, international companies in a broad range of both executive and non-executive roles, bringing valuable knowledge including operations, technology and sustainability.

After graduating, Angela spent two years with the Institute of Geological Sciences before joining BP plc in 1982, where she held a number of international roles, including in the USA, Far East and Angola. She went on to hold various senior leadership and technology/engineering-focused roles with BP. From 2012 to 2014 she was Head of the Group Chief Executive’s Office before being appointed Chief Scientist and Head of Downstream Technology in 2014. In 2018 she was appointed to BP’s Group Executive Management Team, a position she held until her retirement in 2020. Angela was honoured with a Damehood (DBE) in 2017 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineers and the Institute of Chemical Engineers, as well as an Honorary Fellow of the UK Energy Institute. Angela holds honorary DSc degrees from Royal Holloway University and the University of Bradford, and she is an honorary professor of the University of Manchester.

Angela was also a non-executive director of Severn Trent plc until she stepped down in March 2022.

Current external appointmentsNon-executive director of SSE plc and Rolls-Royce Holdings plc.