Guy Pulham is the new Chief Executive of heating oil trade association The Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS).

Guy has succeeded Mark Askew as Chief Executive of the FPS.

He has almost 30 years' experience of the upstream and downstream oil industry. His extensive knowledge of the industry has been gained from working in economic, analytical, strategy and sales roles within Phillips 66, and, more recently, holding leadership positions encompassing the wholesale and retail sales business channels with additional responsibility in the management of five transport haulier contracts across the UK and the promotion of the JET brand.

Speaking about his new position, Guy said: "I want to develop a strategy for the FPS's longer-term within the next 100 days, but I want input from staff, FPS Council and members to create that strategy.

"The FPS is vital to the sector. It's the collective voice for the industry, the connecting bridge between the members and Government. The FPS act as guardians of standards for the oil distribution industry ensuring best practice and has a voice when it matters so it is vital that any strategy for the future is created with FPS member involvement.

"Since starting on 5 February, I've been so busy trying to get up to speed with everything and meeting everyone that it has been a bit of a whirlwind. But I've loved every moment as I'm passionate about working hard to continue the success of the trade association and uphold the levels of support and inspiration it currently provides for its members.

"My ambition is to make the trade association even more energetic, representative and visible than it is today, and to continue its great role in technical and training matters with greater engagement of members and government and other trade associations."