Carl Hickson - Business in the Community

Carl Hickson

VP for Workforce Transition,

Employment and Skills Leadership Team

Carl Hickson is bp’s VP for Workforce Transition – where his team’s focus is on advancing a just and equitable transition for the workforce through Employment & Skills.

As part of bp’s Talent leadership team, Carl leads bp’s work on education & STEM outreach (including broader employee volunteering), social mobility, external partnerships supporting ‘skills for a just transition’, and bp’s strategic workforce planning capability.

He is an experienced talent, sustainability, and international development leader. Carl brings experience in skills and workforce development, economic growth and industrial policy, and social sustainability.

Prior to bp, Carl worked for Dalberg, an international development consulting firm, where he was based in the Johannesburg office and worked across sub-Saharan Africa. He left as an Associate Partner, working on economic growth, job creation and skills development, industrial policy, and human rights. Before that, he was part of Accenture’s global operating model design Centre of Excellence, based out of London and working on large-scale restructurings globally across a range of industries.

Carl holds an MA (Hons) in International Relations from the University of St Andrews, where he featured on the Dean’s List.

About BITC’s Employment and Skills Leadership Team

Each area of work BITC undertakes is led by a group of senior executives who provide strategic guidance and support us in achieving our objectives.

The purpose of Business in the Community’s Employment and Skills Leadership Team is to help create a UK where everyone, regardless of their background or experience, can access the education, employment, and skills they need to thrive throughout their working lives.

Find out more about BITC’s work on employment.