New Director General for UKPIA

As of today, Stephen Marcos Jones is the new Director General of the UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA). He takes over from Chris Hunt who worked for twenty years in the trade body.

Chris Hunt said “I am proud of what the UKPIA team has achieved and I am pleased to hand over to Stephen a strong and proficient organisation, valued by all stakeholders. Stephen brings excellent knowledge and expertise and I know that he will provide the leadership necessary to drive the vital work of the association forward.”

Stephen Marcos Jones said: “I am delighted to be joining the highly regarded team at UKPIA as the Director-General. Since its inception in 1979, UKPIA has become the go-to trade association for the UK’s downstream oil sector and its members are vitally important to meeting the UK’s energy and transportation needs, are significant employers and are a source of innovation and growth. I look forward to working with our members, Government, the Regulators and other stakeholders to address the challenges and to seize the considerable opportunities that lie ahead for the downstream oil sector.”


Enquiries to: UKPIA Press Office, Tel. 020 7269 7600

  • UKPIA represents eight oil refining and marketing companies that operate the 6 major oil refineries in the UK and source 85% of all petroleum products used. UKPIA members also own around 1,250 of the 8,476 filling stations in the UK.
  • UKPIA members supply over 34% of the UK’s primary energy needs and support the employment of 88,100 people across the UK.
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