Dr Brian Gilvary

Chief financial officer

Tenure: Appointed to the board 1 January 2012

Outside interests:
Non-executive director of L’Air Liquide
Non-executive director of the Navy Board
Member of the 100 Group Committee
Visiting professor at Manchester University
GB Age Group triathlete

Age: 55

Nationality: British


Dr Brian Gilvary was appointed chief financial officer in January 2012. The role includes responsibility for tax, planning, treasury, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations and audit.

He joined BP in 1986 after obtaining a PhD in mathematics from the University of Manchester. Following a variety of roles in Upstream, Downstream and trading in Europe and the US, he became 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.

Brian is also accountable for integrated supply and trading, global business services, information technology activities, procurement and shipping.

Relevant skills and experience

Dr Brian Gilvary has spent his entire career with BP. His broad experience across the group has given him a deep insight into BP’s assets and businesses. This knowledge has been invaluable as BP has implemented its strategy to transform into a ‘value not volume’ based business and adapt to a low oil price environment.

His strong understanding of finance and trading has been vital in adjusting capital structures and operational costs while ensuring the group continues to be 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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