Andrew Cassels was BP born and bred. He joined at 17 and retired at 60. During his distinguished career, one chapter made a great impression on him. The Falklands Conflict. At the time he was 2nd Mate on the British Avon tanker where all the usual norms of operation went out the window.

Andrew Cassels

Captain A Cassels Andrew was appointed Chairman of the Merchant Navy Welfare Board in June 2018, following the retirement of the previous Chairman of eight years, Robert Jones. Having joined BP in 1975 where he served at sea for 14 years in ranks up to Master on BP oil tankers, Andrew has enjoyed a broad range of roles across BP Shipping and BP Exploration. His key responsibilities have been within the two main operational areas of BP Shipping; Marine Assurance and Fleet Operations. In 2015, Andrew was seconded to the Managing Director of the Oil Companies International Marine Forum which he held until shortly before his retirement in July 2018. Andrew previously held directorships at East Asia Response Ltd (EARL) and the Middle East Navigation Aids Service (MENAS), he was Managing Director of the BP ShipCare vessel lay-up service, Member of the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB), a Council Member of the Merchant Navy Welfare Board and on the Board of the Green Awards. In his spare time Andrew enjoys gardening, cycling and walking. Other notable achievements include raising funds for Seafarers UK by participating in the Prudential London 100 charity cycle ride in 2016, 2017 and 2018.


Educational Resources

WW2 D-Day veterans
WW2 Convoy veterans
Our Secret WW2
The Korean War
WW1 War recordings