Saturday, 29 May 2010

BP CEO's link to Edinburgh University

The man in charge of BP's efforts to stem the flow of oil after the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico was awarded an honorary degree at Edinburgh University in 2009. Tony Hayward, BP's Group Chief Executive was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science in June last year shortly after being appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Earlier this year this blog noted that Professor Geoffrey Boulton, Secretary of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and who is based at the School of GeoScience at the King's Buildings, is a controversial member of the enquiry into the climate change emails released from the University of East Anglia.

Tony Hayward, who also has a PhD in geology from Edinburgh University, is subject of speculation here that his link to the university and to Professor Boulton has been influential in composition of the University of East Anglia review.

BP is a funder of the University of East Anglia.

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