Our team

Elizabeth de Jong

Chief Executive Officer

Elizabeth de Jong joined as Chief Executive of the UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA) in April 2022. As CEO, Elizabeth is responsible for the overall management and effectiveness of UKPIA as the UK's principal advocate for the downstream oil sector. Elizabeth has over 20 years’ experience in a range of advocacy, stakeholder engagement and business planning roles covering the diverse interests of operators, government and supply chain companies across the transport sector in the UK. Prior to joining UKPIA, Elizabeth was Director of Policy at Logistics UK. She has also worked for the UK Government's Department for Transport and the Rail Delivery Group

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Jamie Baker

Director of External Relations

As Director of External Relations, Jamie Baker is responsible for UKPIA's outreach to our industry's key stakeholders in government, industry, the media and the wider public. Appointed in September 2018, with over 10 years experience in government, Jamie's role integrates UKPIA's external advocacy and engagement with outreach to our members and associates.

Dr Andy Roberts

Director of Downstream Policy

As Director of Downstream Policy, Andy Roberts is responsible for anticipating and assessing emerging policy and regulatory challenges affecting the UK’s refining and downstream fuel sector. Andy has over 30 years’ experience in the oil industry and works closely with UKPIA members on a range of areas including climate change and the environment, chemicals regulations, health and safety and fuels quality.  

Chris Gould

Energy Transition Lead

As Energy Transition Lead, Chris Gould plays a key role in the delivery of key objectives related to the energy transition and transformation of the downstream oil sector to support the vision, mission and strategic objectives of UKPIA. Chris joined UKPIA in January 2022, and has 23 years of experience in the refining industry in a wide range of fields including Fuels Quality, Product Specification Development, Biofuels, and Compulsory Stock Obligations.

Simon Wood

Environment, Health and Safety Specialist

As Environment, Health and Safety Specialist, Simon Wood provides UKPIA members with expert advice on regulatory developments for environmental, process safety and occupational health and safety topics across the downstream oil sector. Simon Joined UKPIA in January 2020 having previously gained experience with EDF Energy and the British Standards Institution developing and deploying strategies to deliver consensus through improved stakeholder understanding during negotiations. 

Andrew Tristem

Communications Specialist

Andrew helps to deliver UKPIA's messages whilst enhancing the profile of the downstream oil sector to policymakers, the media and the public. Andrew joined UKPIA in February 2022 with a background in government and the media and his responsibilities include media relations and communications as well as advocacy to external stakeholders and leading delivery of our publications.

Dominic Russell

Fuels Quality and Supply Specialist

Dominic Russell provides UKPIA members with expert advice on all regulatory developments for fuel quality issues across the downstream oil sector and helps establish the UKPIA members’ viewpoint on topics such as fuel standards, fuel supply and regulatory compliance. Dominic joined UKPIA in April 2021 and previously worked in Research and Development at BP, testing developmental fuels and lubricants.


Mike Mackay

Industry secondee to BEIS

Mike Mackay was appointed as the UKPIA industrial secondee into the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy's (BEIS) Downstream Oil Resilience team in 2020. Mike has over 20 years of experience in the refining and downstream oil sector.  

Wahid Azaoui

Government Affairs and Stakeholder Relations Specialist

As Government Affairs and Stakeholder Relations Specialist, Wahid helps to deliver UKPIA's outreach to key stakeholders in government and industry, while working constructively with our members to support their interests. Wahid joined UKPIA in September 2022 after graduating from the London School of Economics. He has a background in government and public affairs, having worked on various key policy campaigns in the UK and in France.

Jason Poon

Energy Transition Analyst

As Energy Transition Analyst, Jason’s key responsibilities include analysing the current energy sector in a data driven and scientific approach to provide a fair and balanced view of the need and process for a swift and just energy transition. Joining UKPIA in September 2022, Jason is a recent graduate from the University of Edinburgh, where he specialises in sustainable energy systems engineering with an undergraduate background in Physics.

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