Appointed 1 January 2012
Brian will retire on 30 June 2020
Non-executive director and member of the audit committee of Air Liquide SA
Non-executive director and chair of the audit committee of Royal Navy Board
Senior independent director and Chair of the Audit Committee of The Francis Crick Institute
Chairman of The Hundred Group of Financial directors (The 100 Group)
Member of Trilateral Commission
Visiting professor at Manchester University
Great Britain Age Group Triathlete
Fellow of Energy Institute
Member upReach Development Advisory Board
Non-executive director of Barclays plc
Brian Gilvary was appointed chief financial officer on 1 January 2012. The role includes responsibility for finance, tax, treasury, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, audit, global business services, information technology and procurement. He also has accountability for both integrated supply and trading, and the shipping division responsible for BP's tanker fleet.
Brian joined BP in 1986 after obtaining a PhD in mathematics from the University of Manchester. Following a broad range of roles in upstream, downstream and trading in Europe and the US, he became downstream's commercial director from 2002 to 2005. From 2005 to 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 BP's acquisition of Rosneft equity in 2013. He served on the HM Treasury Financial Management Review Board from 2014 to 2017.
Brian’s broad experience of working across the group has provided him with deep insight into BP’s assets and businesses. He has been key during BP’s strategy implementation to transform into a ‘value over volume’ business where trading is a key creator of value. His deep 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. Brian played a major role in overseeing financial aspects of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and leading settlement negotiations to resolve outstanding federal and state claims. He also played a lead role in the negotiations around the exit of TNK-BP and investment into Rosneft and led the 2018 acquisition of the BHP onshore Lower 48 assets.
Information about our Annual General Meeting including the Notice of Meeting and speeches made by members of the board
An overview of the key activities, events and results in 2019, together with commentary on BP’s performance and our priorities as we move forward