Dr Brian Gilvary

Chief financial officer

Tenure: appointed to the board 1 January 2012

Outside interests:
Visiting professor at Manchester University
External advisor to director general (spending and finance), HM Treasury Financial Management Review Board
Appointed non-executive director of L’Air Liquide S.A. in May 2016 
Member of the 100 Group Committee
GB Age Group triathlete

Age: 54

Nationality: British


Dr Brian Gilvary was appointed chief financial officer on 1 January 2012.

He joined BP in 1986 after obtaining a PhD in mathematics from the University of Manchester. Following a variety of roles in the Upstream, Downstream and trading in Europe and the US, he became the Downstream’s chief financial officer and commercial director from 2002 to 2005. From 2005 until 2009 he was chief executive of the integrated supply and trading function, BP’s commodity trading arm. In 2010 he was appointed deputy group chief financial officer with responsibility for the finance function.

He was a director of TNK-BP over two periods, from 2003 to 2005 and from 2010 until the sale of the business and acquisition of Rosneft equity in 2013.

Since May 2016, Brian has also been accountable for integrated supply and trading and shipping.

Relevant experience and skills

Dr Brian Gilvary has spent his entire career at BP. He has a strong knowledge of finance and trading, a deep understanding of BP’s assets and businesses and has very broad experience of the business as a whole.

Brian has been instrumental in transforming BP's capital structure and operational costs during its recovery and as it adjusts to a low oil price environment, while ensuring the group is capable of meeting new opportunities going forward.  

Brian Gilvary’s performance has been evaluated by the group chief executive and considered by the chairman’s committee.

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