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Alan Burns 1940-2011

29 December 2011

Alan Burns 1940-2011

We are saddened to announce the death of Alan Burns, President and Founder of Bahamas Petroleum Company and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  Alan passed away peacefully on the evening of Tuesday 28th December 2011 following a year-long fight against illness.

In so many ways Alan was a true pioneer. Whilst self-taught, he managed successful resources enterprises into new geographies where few had been before and was dedicated to constantly innovating technical solutions - many with an enviable track record of commercial success and recognition through a series of international awards.

Alan's professional life began in 1960 as a Cadet Surveyor within the Western Australia Lands and Surveys Department, but his curiosity, insight and entrepreneurial spirit over the next 50 years led to the development of a series of both family and public businesses that spanned from mining to clean water production; from munitions to the automotive industry and from oil exploration and production to green energy solutions. Alan was a director of, and investor in, new ventures that successfully brought capital and development to many countries where little had been previously expended.

Those who have worked with or been associated with Alan over the years cannot have helped but be affected by his dry humour, generosity and imagination. Each will have their own memories, but along with many other individuals and enterprises, the directors and staff of Bahamas Petroleum Company would like to pay tribute to Alan, for without the application of the full wealth of his experience and personality we would not be where we are today.

Our thoughts are with his wife Pam, and his family at this time.

We welcome comments on this post and any personal messages can be emailed to us at info@bpcplc.com.

Alan Burns 1940-2011