Chris Lokum


Vice President HR, Fuels Asia Pacific & Air BP

Chris Lokum was appointed Vice President HR, Fuels Asia Pacific on 1 January, 2015. Her responsibilities now include being a member of the HR Segment Leadership Team where she will represent Air BP and Asia Pacific and continuing her role as HR Director for BP Australia & New Zealand

In 2008 Chris was appointed HR Director for BP in Australia and New Zealand. In this role she manages a team of 85 people, servicing some 10,000 employees.

Chris has held a number of senior HR positions both in the UK and New Zealand and has undergraduate and post-graduate qualifications in HR, Economics, Management and Psychology. She has also completed executive education programmes at Michigan and Cornell Universities in the USA and is a member of Melbourne’s International HR Director Forum. Chris is also is a board member of NAWO, joining the organisation in 2012.

As HR Director for Australia and New Zealand Chris is responsible for promoting a merit-based, diverse and inclusive work environment that respects and leverages difference; this includes agile working, gender diversity, creating an age-friendly work place and indigenous inclusion. Another focus area is strengthening the talent pipeline through integrated people solutions and focused development opportunities.

We will continue to donate to charities in lieu of giving gifts to speakers who give their time & expertise at our events. This year we are thrilled to support @SuitedtoSuccess who provide clients in QLD with high quality services designed to overcome barriers to employment.

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