Bachelor of Science in Economics, London School of Economics, 1962.
Various positions British Petroleum, London, 1964-1981, general manager supply department, 1981-1984, senior corporation representative Southeast Asia and China Singapore, 1984-1987. Chief executive British Petroleum Nutrition, London and Antwerp, 1987-1990. Managing director British Petroleum, London, since 1992.
Chief Executive Officer BP Chemicals (now BP Amoco Chemicals), 1990—2000. Chairman British United Provident Association (BUPA), since 2001, Standard Chartered PLC, 2003—2006. Nonexec. director British Steel (now Corus), London, 1994-2001.
Board member Conseil Europeen des Federations de l'Industrie Chimique, 1995.
Member Chemical Industries Association (vice president 1994).
Married Sirkka Aulikki Karki, October 1966. Children: Christina Elvira, Peter James Eric.