Leads the teams responsible for worldwide exploration and production operations, corporate planning and technology

Matt Fox is executive vice president and chief operating officer. In this capacity, Fox is responsible for corporate planning, technology, and exploration and global production operations, including subsurface, drilling, major projects, health, safety and environmental.

A reservoir engineer, Fox has more than 35 years’ experience in the oil and natural gas industry. He previously served as executive vice president, Strategy, Exploration and Technology. Fox’s prior leadership roles included executive vice president, Exploration and Production, president of ConocoPhillips Canada; senior vice president, Oil Sands in Canada; and manager of North Slope Development in Alaska. In between positions with ConocoPhillips, he served as executive vice president, International for Nexen, Inc.

He began his career with Conoco U.K. in 1983 as a reservoir engineer in London and Aberdeen. After serving in senior reservoir engineering roles in Dubai and Houston, Fox became chief reservoir engineer in the company's reservoir technology organization. He has also held business development and staff roles in Houston.

Externally, Fox serves as an advisor for the Columbia SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy. He is also a member of the U.S.-Colombia Business Advisory Council and the University of Houston Energy Advisory Board.

Fox graduated from City University in London with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering in 1982. He later graduated from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh with a master's degree in petroleum engineering in 1983, and in 2014 the university awarded him an honorary Doctorate of Engineering.