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
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