Angela graduated from Edinburgh University and worked as a solicitor in private practice before joining Conoco (U.K.) Limited in 1997. At Conoco and later ConocoPhillips Angela developed expertise in all legal and commercial aspects of oil and gas industry. In 2007 Angela was seconded to Britannia Operator Limited as Commercial Manager and Senior Counsel before returning to ConocoPhillips to assume the role of UK Legal Manager.
As the UK Legal Manager Angela was a member of the UK leadership team managing a significant and complex portfolio of operated and non-operated oil and gas assets, transportation infrastructure and terminals.
Angela was accountable for setting the strategy for and managing all legal and regulatory matters affecting ConocoPhillips’ UK exploration and production business. Those accountabilities included corporate and asset acquisitions and disposals, licensing, infrastructure, capital projects, joint venture management, product sales, decommissioning, litigation and dispute resolution, regulatory compliance, corporate governance and company secretarial support for UK entities and international branches, corporate security and ethics compliance.
From 2010 to 2014 Angela was a director of the ConocoPhillips Pension Plan. Angela continues to be a director of The UKOOA 1990 Pension Scheme Trustee Company Limited, a position she has held since April 2012.