Senior Independent Director, 51
Appointed: May 2016.
Career history: Laurence started her career with Banque Nationale de Paris in 1988 before moving to M&M Mars Inc. in 1992 and then Amoco Chemical Inc. in 1993, which was acquired by BP p.l.c. in 1998. She spent a further 11 years at BP in a variety of roles including Chief Executive of Castrol Industrial Lubricants and Services. Following BP, Laurence became Chief Executive of independent power producer Eoxis UK Limited from 2010 to 2013.
Additional appointments: Chairman of Voltalia S.A., non-executive Director and Chair of Audit Committee of Aperam S.A., and non-executive Director of SBM Offshore N.V. and UK Green Investment Bank plc.
Committees: Audit, Nomination and Remuneration.