Dr Angela Strank, PhD
Angela joined The University of Manchester’s Board of Governors in 2013.
Dr Angela Strank joined BP in 1982 as a geologist in exploration and production, and has since occupied various roles including Manager, Stratigraphic Services; Senior Business Analyst; Chief Financial Officer, Lubes; Business Development and Reputation Manager, Angola; and Technology Vice President, Fuels and Lubes. She was appointed BP's Technology Vice President in May 2008. She was subsequently appointed to the role of Vice President, Head of Group Chief Executive’s Office, based in London, providing executive leadership for the CEO Bob Dudley in all aspects of managing BP.
In April 2014 BP appointed Angela as Chief Scientist, with responsibility for developing strategic options for the company to help it benefit from advancements in science and technology.
Angela was the winner of the UK First Women’s Award in Science and Technology in 2010, an award sponsored by the CBI in recognition of pioneering UK women in business and industry. She is an alumnus of The University of Manchester, having previously gained her doctorate in Geology from the Victoria University.