Companies

Peter Sutherland on BP's recent upheavals

Part 2, Dec 12: Peter Sutherland has been chairman of BP for a decade - during which Lord Browne, as Chief Executive, engineered its expansion to become one of the largest energy companies in the world. But the successes became clouded by a series of accidents, a trading scandal and eventually Lord Browne's resignation after he lied in court. In this section of an interview with the FT's companies editor, Charlie Pretzlik, Mr Sutherland recounts the challenging periods and what the future holds under its new chief executive, Tony Hayward.