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

The Council (UKPIA's Board of Directors) 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 and ensures UKPIA's legal and ethical obligations and all employees comply with its requirements. UKPIA has a zero-tolerance policy to bribery and corruption reflected by the way we run our business and for which all UKPIA team members and Directors receive training. If you would like to know more about our governance please contact


Riccardo Cavallo

Esso Petroleum Company Ltd.

As President of UKPIA, Riccardo Cavallo chairs our Council, the non-executive body of members that oversees UKPIA's activities and sets the association's direction.

Riccardo is Fawley Refinery Manager at ExxonMobil. ExxonMobil is the world's largest publicly traded international oil and gas company. Riccardo has more than 20 years of refining experience gained with ExxonMobil in Italy, UK and more recently in Australia and New Zealand where he was Refinery Manager. 


Russell Mann

Vice President and Director

Petroineos Refining and Trading

Andrew Payne

Treasurer and Director

Essar Oil (UK)

Brian Donovan


Valero Energy Ltd

Martin White



Sally Donaldson


Shell UK Ltd

Luc Smets


Prax Lindsey Oil Refinery Ltd

Paul Fursey


Phillips 66 Ltd

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