James (Jim) McMillan, Senior Vice President, held a broad range of operating and planning positions with British Petroleum (BP) in their Downstream business for over 23 years. Mr. McMillan gained extensive oil industry infrastructure knowledge by holding a number of positions over this period, including Engineering & Construction Manager, Brand Manager, and Strategic Planning Manager. In these positions, he led or participated in the internal analyses of company infrastructure facilities and related studies, including: "U.S. Energy Balance" study to develop energy and oil price forecasts, oil industry competitive study to determine how individual company assets might be repositioned in the wake of changing market conditions, and oversaw the analyses of fuel market product expansion in BP’s markets. Mr. McMillan was also a part of a select team of individuals that led an infrastructure analysis of BP’s global Downstream business in response to difficult market conditions which resulted in significant asset repositioning for BP globally. As a specific result of this study and based in London, he led an initiative to value BP’s global retail real estate investments to determine where best to invest and/or divest in the various global markets BP competed in, resulting in a $1.0 billion asset repositioning program. Jim also has managed several multi-million dollar projects for BP: Sohio/Gulf rebranding/reimaging to BP ($230 million), BP’s U.S. Downstream ERP replacement project ($55 million), as well as rolled out major new products as Brand Manager. As part of Courtland, Jim has been involved in underwriting four significant OECD infrastructure investments as well as provided prudent person opinions on major investments in overseas ports, a U.S. wind farm, a U.S. solar plant, U.S. natural gas fired power plants, U.S. toll roads, Australian electrical transmission network, the refinancing of a group of U.S. power plants, and bulk terminals.
Mr. McMillan graduated summa cum laude with his B.A. from Adrian College, majoring in Business Administration and Mathematics.