Head of Sustainable Development
Sabrina Watkins serves as Head of Sustainable Development for ConocoPhillips, with global responsibility for corporate policies, positions and implementation strategies related to sustainable development.
Watkins began her career in upstream production and drilling engineering in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, in New Orleans, Louisiana. During her 32 years in the industry, she has held senior management roles in asset development, production, procurement, drilling, health, safety, and environment in Lafayette, Louisiana, Houston and Corpus Christi, Texas. Since 2001, she has led work on early-stage innovation, emerging technologies, and directed global upstream technology strategy. She managed global corporate environmental technology from 2006-2008, worked directly on carbon capture and storage policy development, and assumed her current role in 2009.
Watkins serves on the executive committee of the U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development, and served as chairman from 2007-2009. She chairs the Senior Advisory Council for the Global Environmental Management Initiative, served on the board of Houston Wilderness from 2009-2010, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Bainbridge Graduate Institute. She does ongoing community volunteer work in leadership training and non-profit board strategy development. In 2012, she was named to the Industrial Safety and Health News “Power 101” list of influential leaders in sustainability.
Watkins earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Lehigh University in 1981 and an MBA in Sustainable Business from Bainbridge Graduate Institute in June 2007.