Senior Independent Director
Appointed: 1 February 2020
Relevant skills and experience
Brian was appointed to the Board with effect from 1 February 2020 and took on the role of Senior Independent Director on 1 January 2021. He is an experienced executive having served on the Board of BP p.l.c. as Chief Financial Officer from 2012-2020. Brian’s BP career spanned Upstream, Downstream and Trading based in the UK, USA and Europe. Previously, he held several senior financial and commercial roles, including member of the Board of TNK-BP (a BP Russian JV), Chief Executive of BP’s commodity trading division and Commercial Director of the downstream division.
His other senior level experience includes serving on the Boards of various commercial and charitable organisations. Brian was also Chairman of the FTSE 100 Group of Finance Directors from 2018-2020, a member of the UK Treasury Financial Management Review Board from 2014-2017 and has served on various HRH Prince of Wales’ Business in the Community Leadership Teams from 2007-2009. Brian brings to the Board his extensive experience of management, finance and strategy gained at BP and other public and private boards. His experience with, and understanding of, the challenges and opportunities inherent in advancing a sustainable energy future will be invaluable as Barclays considers how it can help to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon world.
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