Disgraced Melbourne Storm CEO Brian Waldron is to take on a high-level consultancy with BP, to advise them on managing massive cap breaches.
BP chief executive Tony Hayward said the recruitment of Waldron was the right step for the embattled company.
“Brian successfully oversaw breaches in the salary cap that were of a similar scale to the oil pipe cap breaches we’re seeing in the Gulf of Mexico,” said Mr Hayward.
“We think he will bring some unique insights into how we can manage the ‘issues’ we’re facing at the moment.”
Mr Waldron said he already had some strong ideas on containing the crisis.
“The first thing I’d say is that everyone else is doing it – I mean, you only have to look at Exxon back in 1989. BP has been unfairly singled out here.”
“The other option that I’m looking at is hiding some of the oil in separate filing cabinets at my place.”