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Karen Richardson

Karen Richardson - Independent non-executive director

Independent non-executive director

Tenure: 

Appointed 1 January 2021

 

Board and committee activities:

From the conclusion of 2021 Annual General Meeting, Karen will become a member of the audit committee

 

Outside interests:

Director of Artius Acquisition Inc.

Director of Exponent Inc.

 

Age: 

58

 

Nationality: 

American

Career

Karen has previously been a director of Worldpay Inc. (formerly, Worldpay Group plc) and of BT plc., with digital and technology experience, which enables her to contribute to the long-term sustainable success and strategy of the business.

 

Karen is currently a director of both Artius Acquisition Inc., a special purpose acquisition company, having been appointed this year, and, since 2013, Exponent Inc., the engineering and scientific consulting company.

 

Karen is a US national, and based in Florida.

 

Relevant skills and experience

Karen brings exceptional knowledge of digital, technology, cyber and IT security matters from her career working with innovative companies in Silicon Valley. As bp works to transform into an integrated energy company, Karen has the skills, experience and diversity to further enhance the board's ability to support and oversee the delivery of bp’s strategy.