Dame Angela Strank DBE FREng FRS

Angela Strank is a geologist with a PhD in biostratigraphy  from the University  of Manchester. She joined BP in 1982 and has worked in oil and gas exploration in many parts of the world - both in operational and research roles, and she has held many technical and commercial leadership roles. She is a Chartered Engineer.

In 2014 Angela was made BP’s Chief Scientist with responsibility for developing strategic insights from advancements in science and technology.  In 2015 she was also appointed to BP's Downstream Executive Leadership Team with accountability for technology across all BP’s refining, petrochemicals, lubricants and fuels businesses.

In 2017 Angela was awarded a DBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for her services to the oil and gas industry and for encouraging women into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers.

In addition to her roles within BP, Angela is a Non-Executive Board Director at Severn Trent Water plc, and a Board Governor at the University of Manchester.

Subject groups

  • Engineering

    Engineering, chemical, Materials science (incl materials engineering)

  • Earth and environmental sciences

    Geology, Seismology

  • Organismal biology, evolution and ecology


Dame Angela Strank DBE FREng FRS
Elected 2018

Credit: BP plc