Ian Duffy

Head of UK Communications and Community Development, BP, 

Ian Duffy is BP’s community development manager, with responsibility for developing capability and building community capacity across the UK. He has been managing BP's education programmes for 5-19 year olds in the UK since 2004, leads BP's engagement with social enterprises across the UK, and works closely with BP’s graduate recruitment programme. He joined BP's refining business in 1999 with a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, working in a range of roles from operations to project management.

He is a chartered chemical engineer and chartered scientist, a governor and trustee of a South London secondary school, a trustee of the Emmaus Lambeth homelessness charity and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He was recognised as a Business in the Community “Game Changer” in 2012 for a demonstrable contribution to integrating responsible business policy and practice. He is a non-executive director of STEM Learning Ltd, who operate the National STEM Learning Network on behalf of government, industry and charitable trusts.

He is currently leading a major collaborative project in partnership with King's College London and the Science Museum Group. Enterprising Science is a 5 year research and development programme to create tools and techniques to help teachers inspire all young people to choose science after the age of 16.