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BP Board Appoints Non-Executive Director

HOUSTON -- The board of BP appointed Paul Anderson as a non-executive director of BP plc starting Feb. 1, 2010.

Anderson is a non-executive director of BAE Systems plc and of Spectra Energy Corp. and just stepped down as a non-executive director of BHP Billiton, He also served as chief executive of BHP and subsequently BHP Billiton between 1998 and 2002, and as a non-executive director of BHP Billiton from 2002 until 2010, according to a report on

Anderson serves on the boards of BAE Systems and Spectra Energy, where he was chairman until 2009, and was the CEO of three publicly quoted energy companies between 1997 and 2007 -- BHP Billiton, Duke Energy and PanEnergy Corp.

He has also served as a non-executive director on the boards of Kerr McGee, Baker Hughes and Fluor, according to the report. Anderson studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle and received an MBA from Stanford.

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