DR. Brian gilvary

BP plc - Chief Financial Officer

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Brian Gilvary joined the BP Board as Chief Financial Officer on 1 January 2012.

Prior to this Dr. Gilvary held several senior financial and commercial roles within BP, including Deputy CFO, member of the Board of TNK-BP (a BP Joint venture), Chief Executive of integrated supply & trading (BP’s commodity trading arm) and CFO and Commercial Director of downstream.  In addition to his current role as CFO, Brian is responsible for commodity trading and shipping at BP.

Brian brings considerable sector experience to the role having spent time in the earlier part of his career in BP’s Upstream and Downstream divisions in the UK, USA and Europe. 

Brian is also a non-executive director of Air Liquide S.A, the Royal Navy and the Francis Crick Institute; Chairman of the 100 Group of Finance Directors; a member of the Trilateral Commission, and the Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers; and was made a Freeman of the City of London in 2017. Brian was also a member of the UK Treasury Financial Management Review Board from 2014 to 2017 and served on HRH Prince of Wales’ Business in the Community Rural Action Leadership Team and the International Employee Engagement Campaign from 2007 to 2009.

Brian holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Manchester where he is an Honorary visiting Professor, and an Honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Sheffield.  Brian is married with two children and having took up Triathlons in 2014, he gained international status in 2015 and has represented Great Britain at the last 4 Age Group World Championships.