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.