Head of Global Procurement<br/> and Supply Chain Management
Leigh-Ann Russell is Head of BP’s Upstream Procurement & Supply Chain Management (PSCM). In this role, Leigh-Ann is accountable for maximising the value from third party spend through a safe, ethical and competitive supply chain. Upstream PSCM partners closely with the business’s operating and technical functions and regions to manage around $20 billion in annual spend through suppliers. This represents over 70% of all spend in BP’s Upstream segment.
In her previous role as Vice President of Technical Functions and Performance in BP’s Wells organisation, Leigh-Ann led the safety, engineering and operations function together with the business support function for BP’s global wells business. Leigh-Ann also led BP’s wells transformation and modernisation agenda and strategy with the aim to shape the industry through development of advanced technology, culture change and industry collaboration.
Leigh-Ann joined the oil and gas industry in 1997 after graduating from Aberdeen University with a degree in mechanical engineering. She worked for several industry-leading companies before joining BP in the North Sea, in 2005. Leigh-Ann then went on to hold roles at BP including Completions Manager, Drilling Engineering Manager and Operations Manager.
A diversity champion within BP, Leigh-Ann has been a long-time supporter of women’s career development in the energy industry. This has included positions on the executive committee of the BP Supplier Diversity Board; she is also an active member of BP’s Million Women Mentors STEM initiative and GWO’s Women in Wells initiative.
Leigh-Ann is a Fellow of the Energy Institute. She currently resides in London with her daughter and partner.