Paul Appleby

Executive Chairs and Special Advisors

Senior Advisor, Insights

Paul is an energy economist, with a passion for using economic principles to support strategic decision-making.

Paul retired from bp in 2020 after a career spanning 36 years. His final role was leading the development of very long-term global energy scenarios (mid-century and beyond) to help the CEO’s team set the new strategic agenda for bp. Previously he led the production of the highly regarded BP Energy Outlook. He continues to serve as a Director of the BP Pension Fund.

Paul received his theoretical training in economics at Cambridge University. He then learned how to apply theory in practice as a Fellow of the Overseas Development Institute, working on rural water supply projects in Malawi, before returning to Cambridge to earn an MPhil in economics.


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