The Energy Institute has announced that a renewable energy boss at BP will become its new CEO. Nick Wayth succeeds Louise Kingham, the long-standing leader of the professional membership body, who is making the reverse move – becoming UK head of country at BP. Mr Wayth spent more than 20 years at the oil major, latterly as CEO of its Alternative Energy division and hopes to leverage that focus on renewables in his new role at the Energy Institute. He has held other senior positions including vice president of competitor intelligence and head of investor relations in North America. A chartered mechanical engineer, Mr Wayth’s early career was spent in a variety of operational, technical, and commercial roles in the BP upstream business, based offshore in the North Sea, Aberdeen, Algeria and London. Energy Institute president Steve Holliday said: “I am delighted to welcome Nick Wayth, someone whose career journey, from its roots in oil and gas through to playing a leading role in BP’s...read more...