Mark SiddleHead of Development
From 2005 to 2010 Mark was a senior manager in BP Alternative Energy International responsible for a team of business developers and engineers looking to develop low-carbon and renewable energy projects in Europe, Russia and Africa. Here his focus was primarily on efficient natural gas projects, concentrated solar thermal and biomass to power with a number of projects being taken through early stage approvals. In addition Mark led the disposal of BP's rights to an 870MW CCGT development in Wales, UK.
For the previous five years Mark was responsible for managing a major element of BP's internal energy management initiative seeking to reduce BP's $10bn energy bill. In this role he was responsible for identifying energy spend and encouraging origination of energy saving projects, managing an investment fund of over $350m and delivering substantial savings and emissions reductions.
Prior to this (1996-2000), Mark had led and participated in the development and consenting of large-scale cogeneration and conventional gas-fired power projects directly associated with industrial sites. These included the 1200MW CCGT at Saltend, Hull, and a large scale industrial CHP at BP's major upstream, refining and petrochemical complex at Grangemouth, Scotland
Mark has also worked in operations and business management in BP Chemicals (1984-1995) including roles as plant manager, business manager, joint venture manager (Houston, Texas, USA) and as an industrial secondee to the then Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Mark has a 2.1 degree in Chemical Engineering from Loughborough University, and an MBA from University of Warwick, UK.