ICAM is a partnership between BP and four universities, each with specialisms in complementing areas. We work collaboratively to run ICAM on a day-to-day basis and carry out research activity.
The Programme Management Board is chaired by Professor Allan Matthews, ICAM’s Director, and made up of representatives from each partner institution. It is the primary caretaker of implementing the ICAM’s vision and managing all operational activities. It reviews and recommends the annual research programme, issues calls for research proposals, agrees proposals, allocates the research funding and develops operating policies and practices.  
The research programme requires the approval of the ICAM Governance Board, which is chaired by Vernon Gibson, ICAM’s Executive Director, with senior representatives from each BP business and each academic partner.

Directorate at ICAM

Allan Matthews

ICAM Director, The University of Manchester


Sheetal Handa

ICAM Associate Director, BP

Vernon Gibson

ICAM Executive Director

Other Key figures at ICAM

Andrew Leonard

Materials and Welding Team Leader, BP


Andrew Livingston

Professor of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London

Angela Strank

Head of Technology, Downstream and Chief Scientist, BP

Angelo Amorelli

Vice President Group Research, BP

Anja Sinke

Segment Lead – Downstream, BP

Anna-Marie Greenaway

Global Director of International University Partnerships, BP

Brian Connolly

Reader in Corrosion Performance of Energy Systems, The University of Manchester

Chris Hallett

Technology Commercialisation Director, BP

Giovanna Biscontin

Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering, University of Cambridge

John Baker

Materials Research Scientist, BP

Les Bolton

Segment Lead – Group Technology, BP

Mandar Thakare

Programme Manager - Materials Science, BP Group Research

Martin Schröder

Vice-President and Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, The University of Manchester


Nancy Sottos

Donald B. Willet Professor of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Neil Alford

Associate Provost, Imperial College London

Paul Braun

Ivan Racheff Professor of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Paul Midgley

Head of Materials Science & Metallurgy Department, University of Cambridge

Paul Beaumont

Segment Lead – Upstream, BP

Simon Webster

Chief Engineer Corrosion, Inspection and Chemistry, BP

Rebecca Wiles

Head of Upstream Technology, BP