Russell Seal OBE

Honorary graduates 2013-14

Russell Seal OBE (LLD)

Wednesday 17 July 11:45am

Russell Seal was Chair of Council of the University of Exeter from May 2005 until July 2012. The 20-strong Council is the principal governing body of the University of Exeter and exercises general control over the University and its affairs. Russell retired in 1997 as the Joint Managing Director of BP, where he ran BP Oil, BP’s worldwide refining, marketing and shipping company.

During his career, Russell travelled widely and lived in New York, Rotterdam and Singapore. Russell graduated from Keele University in 1964 where he read Chemistry and Economics. He was honoured by conferment of an Honorary Doctorate of Science by them in 2000. Russell moved to Devon in 1998 and was a member of the University of Exeter Council since 1999. He was a Non-Executive Director of the Commonwealth Development Corporation and Blue Circle Industries and also a Trustee of The Royal Anniversary Trust.

Russell was awarded an OBE for Services to Higher Education in the 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.