Amoco’s UK staff absorbed by BP in wake of merger

Amoco’s UK-based communications team has been subsumed into BP’s following the merger of the two oil companies late last year.

Amoco’s UK-based communications team has been subsumed into BP’s

following the merger of the two oil companies late last year.



Four of Amoco’s five-strong PR staff have moved from Amoco’s old west

London-based UK headquarters to BP’s former headquarters - now the

offices of BP Amoco, in the City of London.



Amoco’s former UK PR chief, public and government affairs head Harry

MacMillan, is now a vice-president in BP Amoco’s political and community

affairs division, reporting to the unit’s head, John Gore. At Amoco,

MacMillan reported to BP Amoco’s senior vice-president, corporate

affairs, George Spindler, based at Amoco’s former headquarters in

Chicago.



Two of MacMillan’s former staff, Amoco public affairs adviser Iwona

Sarachaman and Amoco public affairs co-ordinator Des Loizou, are also

now part of Gore’s team. They are respectively handling Eastern European

regulatory affairs and community relations.



Former Amoco public affairs adviser Alan Jamieson is now handling PR for

BP Amoco’s Great Yarmouth gas power regeneration project. This is

expected to be a temporary post.



The last member of Amoco’s PR team, public affairs adviser Robert Clark,

is to leave the company after over 11 years and is considering his

career options. In Chicago, 14 of the 21 people working in Amoco’s

communications are to lose their jobs as responsibility for corporate

communications is transferred to the new company’s headquarters in

London.



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