Director of Operations Excellence
Head of Risk Management and Internal Audit
JOHN HENRY THORNTON was appointed Director of Operations Excellence in June 2015, and Head of Risk Management and Internal Audit for the Group in September 2015. He joined DIALOG in 2015 as Director of Downstream. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, United Kingdom, and has 37 years of working experience in the downstream oil and gas industry with ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66, including 3 years as Refinery Manager in the United Kingdom and 6 years as President, Malaysia Downstream. During his career he has gained extensive experience in refining and petrochemicals engineering, projects, strategy, planning, management, and operations and maintenance.