Navigating Energy


Howard Mayson

Operating Partner and Board Member

Howard is an Operating Partner to Azimuth. He is a senior E&P executive with more than 35 years of broad international, operating and board experience, underpinned by a strong technical background.

From 2001 to 2010 Howard was a Senior Vice President with British Petroleum (“BP”) responsible for setting the Subsurface functional direction and oversight of BP’s 2,500 engineers, geoscientists and petrophysicists.  During that period he also directed the R&D program and was responsible for the oil & gas reserves approval processes.  Previously, he held a variety of leadership roles for BP in North America, the UK, Russia, Africa and the Gulf of Mexico.  Howard has also worked on a number of international engineering assignments while employed by Schlumberger.

His education includes a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and a Bachelors of Engineering from the University of Sheffield.  Howard also attended the Wharton Business School’s Advanced Management Program.  In 2008, Howard was granted an Honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from Herriot Watt University in Scotland.

Howard serves on Azimuth’s Independent Advisory Board and is on the board of Azimuth’s Corex Resources Ltd.  He is an independent director on the Board of Encana and has served on a number of private E&P boards.  Previously, from 1997 to 2008, he chaired the Industry Advisory Board for the Institute of Petroleum Engineering in Edinburgh.