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Murray Auchincloss

Murray Auchincloss - chief executive officer

Chief executive officer


Appointed CEO: 17 January 2024

Appointed CFO and executive director of the board: 1 July 2020 



Outside interests:

Board member of Aker BP ASA

Main committee member of The 100 Group

Member of the European Round Table for CFOs





As bp’s CEO, appointed January 2024, Murray leads bp’s strategy – to transition bp from an International Oil Company to an Integrated Energy Company.  


Murray joined Amoco in 1992 and then bp when the two companies merged in 1998. He has held senior roles in finance and management – across Tax, Business Development, Mergers and Acquisitions and Performance Management. Murray was chief of staff to the bp CEO from 2010 to 2013. Most recently he has been bp’s chief financial officer and a member of the board of directors. As CFO, Murray led a major modernisation drive in bp finance, including building the financial frame on which bp’s strategy rests. Murray is also a member of the board of directors for Aker BP ASA, Norway. 


Skills and experience

Murray has a degree in commerce from the University of Calgary, Canada, and qualified as a chartered financial analyst at the University of West Virginia, US.  


His financial expertise, experience and broad experience of working across the group has provided him with deep insight into bp’s assets and businesses. Murray has made great strides in modernizing bp’s financial teams, controlling costs and continuing to deliver transparent financial disclosures to investors and markets.