Andy Hessell, CATS Management Limited
Andy has been managing director of CATS Management Limited since its inception in July 2015. He is an experienced leader with extensive knowledge of the oil and gas industry, having spent over 26 years with BP in a range of senior commercial, financial, strategy and business development roles in the UK, Houston and Vietnam.
In the early stages of his career, Andy held several commercial and planning roles and operated internationally negotiating gas contracts in Vietnam. In 2005, he moved to Houston as commercial operations manager supporting the company’s offshore business in Russia. Andy progressed through the BP North Sea organisation in various leadership positions including head of planning and performance management, head of finance, head of business development and North Sea region chief financial officer covering the UK and Norway.
Latterly, in his role as BP’s vice president commercial operations, North Sea and Angola, he led a team of over 100 industry professionals, and was responsible for optimising the company’s commercial performance in these regions. Andy is a graduate of the University of Nottingham and has a first-class degree in Physics. He also holds a Diploma in Business Administration and Management from Henley Management College.