Brian Gilvary

Chief Financial Officer, BP


Brian Gilvary is BP plc’s Group Chief Financial Officer and Board Director (January 2012) with responsibility for all finance functions of the Group, including Internal Audit, Treasury, Tax, Finance, Planning, Investor Relations, Mergers & Acquisitions and Information Technology & Systems. He chairs the BP Group Financial Risk Committee and is a member of the Audit, Gulf of Mexico and Russia sub-committees of the plc Board. He also regularly presents at investor conferences and meets directly with the top fifty investors, as well as BP’s key relationship banks around the world.

Brian joined BP in 1986 in Exploration & Production Technology, moving to Refining & Marketing in 1990 and Oil Trading in 1994, where he held various management roles. In 1999 following the merger with Amoco, Brian moved to Chicago to take over the Commercial Management of the Amoco Natural Gas Liquids Business in America and Canada. In 2000, Brian moved back to London as Chief of Staff for the Refining & Marketing business. During this period he was seconded into the UK Government to advise the Cabinet Office on the fuel crisis in September 2000.

In 2001 he became Vice President, Strategy, taking a lead role in the $5bn acquisition of Veba Oil in Germany. In 2002 he became Executive Assistant to Group Chief Executive, Lord Browne. In 2003-2005 he became CFO of Refining & Marketing. Following this Brian became Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Supply & Trading, the commodity trading arm of BP and drove the transformation of the business through a major change process instilling a strong culture of Control and Compliance. He has served as a member of two of BP’s executive committees, Refining & Marketing (2002-05) and Gas, Renewables, Supply & Trading (2005-06). In 2003 he was appointed a director of TNK-BP, BP’s joint venture in Russia, retiring from the board in 2005 and re-joining in 2010-2013 and was also a member of the Audit and Compensation committees.

He has been involved in the Prince of Wales’ Business in the Community initiatives: in 2007-09 on the Rural Action Leadership Team and in 2008-2010 on the Leadership team for International Employee Engagement Campaign.

BP is an integrated oil and gas company founded in 1908 with the first discovery of oil in the Middle East, becoming one of the largest ‘oil majors‘. BP today is the sixth largest company in the world ranked by replacement cost profit, with a market capitalisation of £82 billion and operating in over 80 countries.

Brian was born in Liverpool. He gained a PhD in Mathematics from Manchester University. He became a Tallow Chandlers Freeman and was made a Visiting Professor at Manchester University in 2013. He enjoys watching football and rugby and is a keen swimmer, cyclist and runner. He is married to Jo and they have two children.

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