— Managing Director

Clare Bebbington has over 25 years of experience in the global oil, gas and renewables sectors, with both client and contracting companies.

She champions the integration of non-technical risk, brand and reputation management with commercial and technical imperatives. 

She led the management of non-technical risk for BP’s investments in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey during critical construction and start-up phases of the projects. She was part of the leadership team for BP’s return to Iraq in 2009. Her work there was judged to be ‘of lasting significance in the region’ by the US State Department in Basra. She has also held senior corporate roles, including the establishment of the external affairs and communications function for leading oilfield services company Petrofac. 

For the past two years she has been managing director of the John Smith Trust, a charity developing and delivering fellowship programmes in good governance, social justice and rule of law for the next generation of young leaders from the countries of eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East.

Clare is an award-winning journalist and a graduate of Oxford University. She is a Trustee of the Friends of the Basrah Museum, sits on the External Advisory Panel for Oxford University's History Faculty, and is a member of Leeds University's Petroleum Advisory Group. 


There is no one I trust more to do the right thing.
— Senior Oil Executive, Middle East