The Lens – UK Responsible Business Podcast

Join global business leaders and emerging future leaders for an unscripted conversation that will challenge the way you think about responsible business.

Every month, The Lens-UK Responsible Business Podcast host brings together a global business leader and an emerging future leader for an open and unscripted conversation that will challenge the way you think about responsible business. Listen, rate and subscribe on Acast, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or your preferred podcast provider. The Lens is supported and produced by McCann and in partnership with One Young World.


BP EUROPE AND UK: Innovation to secure a sustainable future

Listen to the latest edition of The Lens – UK Responsible Business Podcast

This month our host Harjot Singh is joined by Peter Mather, Chairman of BP Europe & UK and Ayah Alfawaris, Energy Policy Manager, Wilson Power Solution and One Young World ambassador .


Our Guests

Peter is Chairman of BPEurope, BP UK and BP Exploration Operating Company. He is accountable for the governance, reputation, and integration of all bp’s European activities. 

He has worked in trading, refining, shipping, upstream gas, B2B marketing, corporate strategy, and power –in London, New York, Paris and Brussels. He sits on the Boards of Fuels Europe, ICC UK, is an Honorary Director of the Royal Opera House, sits on the British Museum Chairman’s Advisory Group, the CBI President’s Committee, and is a Director of the BP Pension Fund. Peter has an MA (Oxford), an MBA (INSEAD) and an Honorary Fellowship (King’s London). 

He is married with three children, and his interests cover the arts and most sports, from tennis to triathlons. 

Ayah is an international energy award winner and a One Young World Ambassador. She works as an energy policy manager in Leeds for a power transformers manufacturer decarbonising the distribution sector. 

Ayah is trying to help advance net-zero by raising awareness and advocating to influence policies, funds and schemes to address the issue of ageing inefficient assets in the UK. Being the first female solar energy in Jordan, Ayah played a major role in defining and growing the renewable energy sector in the region legislatively and commercially while working with communities and civil society organisations to realise the importance of shifting from electricity consumers to renewable electricity prosumers. 

Ayah has a BSc in engineering and an MSc in Sustainability and business. She volunteers with multiple professional, academic and not-for-profit organisations to address climate change on multiple levels and scales.


What a year it was!

Many thanks to all our listeners all over the world. To McCann for their generous support of this podcast, to One Young World, our Business In The Community (BITC) member companies and of course, to our inspiring guests: the senior and future leaders making the world of business more responsible, illuminating new perspectives and leading by example. Season Three was powered by Fujitsu.

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We are proud to partner in the creative development and production of The Lens with McCann Worldgroup and its award-winning production house Craft UK & EMEA, and future leader network, One Young World.

As one of the industry’s largest global production, adaptation, and translation networks, Craft Worldwide works with leading brands to drive efficiency in the delivery of global content and marketing communications. Craft delivers world-class, scalable production services across the full range of print, digital, and video content.

We also partner with One Young World. One Young World identifies, promotes and connects the world’s most impactful young leaders to create a better world, with more responsible, more effective leadership.


Harjot is innately curious, fascinated by the world, and on a relentless mission to learn, create and make the brilliant obvious. He is most drawn to people who are shaped by their interest in constant discovery, learning, open mindedness and exploration. He loves this business because he believes that brands have more power to change the world than governments do.

As Chief Strategy Officer of Europe and UK, Harjot leads strategy teams in 21 countries across all McCann Worldgroup disciplines. He also oversees the design, management and activation of content from Truth Central EMEA -the regional outpost of McCann Worldgroup’s proprietary, global intelligence unit across the region.

Harjot is also an award-winning global strategist, with a proven track record, and works for the world’s most creatively effective agency network.


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