A graduate from the University of Northumbria with a First-class honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Adrian is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and has a Licence in Manufacturing Reliability which he earned at the University of Dayton Ohio. He began his career at British Coal in 1980, and then moved to Shell UK Oil in 1989, working in engineering and reliability improvement.
In 1995 he moved to the chemical industry at the Grangemouth complex, where he held several posts in engineering and operations. Adrian’s last role at Grangemouth was as the Enterprise Reliability Director at Dow Chemical. This required coordination of manufacturing capability, with the supply chain on a global basis.
Adrian joined the Oil and Pipelines Agency as Oil Fuel Depot Operations Director in late November 2014, and was made Chief Executive in May 2015.
Responsible for safe and efficient operation and management of the Oil Fuel Depots.