Tim Leach of Midland holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University (1982) and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (1985).
Mr. Leach is Executive Vice President of ConocoPhillips, and a member of the ConocoPhillips Board of Directors. Previously, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Concho Resources since it was formed in 2004. Mr. Leach has led other Permian Basin focused energy companies, including privately held predecessors to Concho, and served in various positions with Parker & Parsley, including Executive Vice President.
Mr. Leach was appointed to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors on September 1, 2020, and was appointed to the Cultural Foundation of the Texas Panhandle Advisory Board on January 1, 2021. He serves on the Board of Governors for Midland Memorial Foundation, the Board of Directors for Midland College Foundation, the Board of Directors for The Scharbauer Foundation, the Advisory Board of the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and has served on the Board of Directors of The Association of Former Students. Mr. Leach is also an Emeritus Council Member of Texas A&M University’s Engineering Advisory Council. He is the recipient of the 2017 TXOGA Distinguished Service Award, the 2011 “Top Hand Award” from the Permian Basin Petroleum Association and was inducted into the Petroleum Museum Hall of Fame in 2013.
Mr. Leach and his wife, Amy Leach ‘84, served as co-chairs for Texas A&M’s comprehensive capital campaign, “Lead by Example.”
Mr. Leach was appointed as a member of the Board of Regents by Governor Greg Abbott in 2017. He was elected Chairman of the Board on June 7, 2021, and served as Vice Chairman of the Board from 2019 to 2021. He served as Chairman of the Committee on Buildings and Physical Plant and served two terms as a member of the Committee on Finance. Mr. Leach has also served as a liaison to the Development Foundations of A&M System Members and the Panhandle Plains Museum. His term expires February 1, 2023.