Meet Our Diversity And Inclusion Session Speakers

Meet the speakers for PETEX 2018 Diversity And Inclusion Session, entitled Embracing a New Oil and Gas; Diverse, Inclusive, Profitable

Find out more about the session here




Sarah is the Director of Programmes at NEF: The Innovation Institute

She graduated from UCL with a maths degree and later went on to get a masters degree and PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Sarah has a combined experience of higher education and further education (FE), gained at University College London and Carlisle College, teaching artificial intelligence and mathematics to engineering students, recently followed by a very short stint in secondary school maths teaching.











Jay Surti is a Business Presentation Consultant, Author and Keynote Speaker.

Graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering, later qualified as a lawyer and practised for 17 years before moving into speaking, coaching and consulting.

When she’s not speaking or consulting, she works with young adults facilitating training workshops in Leadership and Presentation Skills – working in conjunction with two youth charities.











Josh is the Policy Manager in Energy UK’s Generation Team looking after low carbon and planning policy as well as investment regime policy.

In the February 2017 he set up and now chairs, Pride in Energy, a nationwide LGBT+ network for the energy sector.

Josh is also heavily involved in Energy UK Equality and Diversity Forum, which he chairs. The forum arranges for the energy industry to drive best practice for equality and diversity and looks to learn from other organisations and industries.











Nicola is an Exploration Manager, Asia Pacific at BP

From Nicola’s travelling she gained a lot of experience with negative attitudes towards women e.g. being the only woman on a site in Algeria- men staring at her

Is a mentee for the POWERful Women’s group

BP has some of the best Diversity and Inclusion policies in the industry











Bani is a Energy Sales Director at IHSMarkit

Iranian national

She as 10+ years experience in the oil and gas industry and 9 years sales experience

Founder and Director of StrivE Excellence- set up to strive for equality in the workplace through consultancy services