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Richard Hookway

Richard Hookway is an international business leader having had a 35-year career, latterly as a senior executive at BP and Centrica. In addition to energy, he is experienced in transformation, business services, and all aspects of IT and Digital. He joined the British Council Board of Trustees in October 2021.

He is currently a Non-Executive Director at Royal Vopak N.V, the UK Atomic Energy Authority, Naftogaz of Ukraine and Parkland Corp. He chairs the Audit and Risk Committees at the latter three entities. He also chairs Swim England, the governing body for the sport in the country. 

Richard has previously served on the boards of Deptford City Challenge, the Houston Grand Opera and as a member of the CBI President’s Committee.

Richard graduated in Mathematics from Manchester University and has an MSc in Management (Sloan Fellow) from Stanford University.

Richard Hookway trustee term dates

First term: 12 October 2021 – 11 October 2024