Britain's Most Admired No. 7: BP, Tony Hayward
Two and a half years into his stint at the helm of the BP supertanker, Hayward's root-and-branch 'reinvention' of the firm seems to be bearing fruit. Q3 output is up 7% year-on-year, a figure that even its most gung-ho rivals struggle to match. And BP's three-billion-barrel discovery in the Gulf of Mexico is one of the biggest recent oil finds. But a record £52m fine for the 2005 Texas City refinery explosion suggests he has work to do.