UKPIA is governed by our Council which is formed of senior representatives nominated by our members.

The Council meets regularly throughout the year and sets the strategy for UKPIA, as well as monitoring delivery of our objectives. The Council is supported by a number of committees covering key industry topics.

Simon Downing

Esso Petroleum Company Ltd.

As President of UKPIA, Simon Downing chairs our Council, the non-executive body of members that oversees UKPIA's activities and sets the association's direction. Simon has 38 years' experience in the downstream oil and petrochemicals business in the UK and around the world and is currently the Manager of Fawley Refinery on the south coast as well as Director of Esso Petroleum Company. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Darren Cunningham

Vice President and Director

Phillips 66

Russell Mann

Vice President and Director

Petroineos Refining and Trading

Andrew Payne

Treasurer and Director

Essar Oil (UK)

Martin White



David Howard


Shell UK Ltd

Luc Smets


Prax Lindsey Oil Refinery Ltd

Matt Dooley


Valero Energy Ltd

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