New director general for UKPIA 

This week UKPIA announced the appointment of its new director general – Stephen Marcos Jones will take up his role when the existing director general Chris Hunt retires in November.
“Stephen comes to us with an excellent academic record, many years of trade association advocacy experience and extensive knowledge of the sector,” said Paul Bray, UKPIA president and Valero’s director, European government & public affairs, who announced the appointment.
“UKPIA’s Council is excited to be working with Stephen on the many challenges that face the downstream oil industry over the coming years.”
Paul Bray also took the opportunity to “thank Chris for the 20 excellent years of service he has given UKPIA and his achievement in developing the Association into the effective and proficient body it is today.”

Stephen Marcos Jones is currently director of business excellence at Oil & Gas UK, where he has worked since 2011. Prior to this, Stephen worked at the Department for Education and also the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation in Barcelona. Stephen has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Oxford University and an MBA from the Imperial College Business School. Stephen is a native Spanish and English speaker and is fluent in French and German, with a little Greek.

UKPIA represents eight oil refining and marketing companies that operate the 6 major oil refineries in the UK and source 85% of all petroleum products used. UKPIA members also own around 1,250 of the 8,476 filling stations in the UK.