Mr Jeff Pym is currently affiliated to the US consulting firm, LECG. Until 2003 he was Director General of the Institute of Petroleum, a position he held following departure from BP in 1999. Sixteen years of his management experience were spent in BP’s Gas businesses, mostly abroad negotiating contracts as diverse as the Australian North West Shelf LNG Sales and Purchase Agreement and gas sales agreements, corporate mergers and acquisitions. Having successfully negotiated a European downstream gas merger with Mobil, his final BP position was as Managing Director and Associate President for BP Portugal, retaining responsibility for the combined BP/Mobil Iberian gas business. Among other wide-ranging skills and experience during his career he acquired expertise in communications and inter-cultural management.