Phil Cochrane

Senior Director, Government Affairs
bp America
Phil Cochrane leads the Communications and Advocacy Team supporting bp’s Gas and Low Carbon Energy (G&LCE) business in the United States.  G&LCE is at the forefront of delivering bp’s ambition to be a net zero company by 2050 or sooner and help the world get to net zero. The business spans onshore and offshore wind, solar, natural gas, hydrogen and  carbon capture, use and storage.

Phil is accountable for the integration and delivery of communication, government affairs, policy and external engagement in support of bp’s business.  Every day, Phil and his team build relationships in communities across the U.S., communicate internally and externally, and advocate for responsible energy development. An accomplished communicator and leader, Phil loves his job and the opportunity to advance the energy transition and find solutions to difficult issues.

Prior to moving to Chicago, Phil served a decade as bp Alaska’s Vice President External Affairs.  He has also served in leadership roles in Los Angeles, Calgary, Canada, and, during the Deepwater Horizon accident in 2010, BP’s external response in Florida.  Before joining bp, he worked in the natural gas pipeline industry and in various political and policy roles within the Canadian Government. A trained broadcast journalist, he began his career as a reporter after graduating from SAIT Polytechnic.