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Dr Vivienne Cox

Independent Non-Executive Director & Workforce Engagement Director

Dr Vivienne Cox
Dr Vivienne Cox

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Vivienne was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 1 July 2016 and as Workforce Engagement Director on 1 January 2019.

Vivienne has wide experience of business gained in the energy, natural resources and publishing sectors. She also has a deep understanding of regulatory and government relationships.

She worked for BP plc for 28 years, in Britain and Continental Europe, in posts including Executive Vice President and Chief Executive of BP’s gas, power and renewable business and its alternative energy unit. Vivienne was previously a Non-Executive Director of BG Group plc and Rio Tinto plc and Lead Independent Director at the UK Government’s Department for International Development. Vivienne was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to the UK Economy and Sustainability.

Vivienne’s main roles are as Senior Independent Director of Pearson plc and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Vallourec. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Stena AB. Vivienne holds advisory positions as an Advisory Board Member of the African Leadership Institute, Vice President of the Energy Institute and a member of the advisory board of Montrose Associates. Vivienne is Chair of the Rosalind Franklin Institute, Vice Chair of the Saïd Business School, Oxford and sits on its Global Leadership Council. She is also Patron of the Hospice of St Francis.