Dan Walker

Role: Vice President Mechanical Engineering
Partner: bp

Dan leads the mechanical engineering teams and capability across bp to deliver the company’s net zero carbon strategy.

Dan has held engineering, project delivery and installation manager roles on several major bp projects. He led the engineering risk review across bp following the Deepwater Horizon incident, and subsequently established a task force to enhance the industry’s management of high-consequence drilling risks. Most recently, Dan established and led bp’s emerging and disruptive technology team and was part of the CEO transition office creating our net zero carbon ambition and strategy. Dan holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford, pursued post-doctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and before joining bp held a lectureship in engineering science at the University of Oxford. He is a chartered mechanical engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.