Appointed: 1 February 2020
Relevant skills and experience
Brian was the Chief Financial Officer at BP p.l.c. from 2012 until his retirement on 30 June 2020. He joined BP in 1986 after obtaining a PhD in Mathematics. After performing a broad range of commercial and financial roles across all facets of the group, he became chief executive of BP’s integrated supply and trading function (2005–2009). His experience outside BP includes serving as a Non-Executive Director and audit committee member of Air Liquide S.A., the Royal Navy, and the Francis Crick Institute. Brian also chairs the ‘100 Group’ of the FTSE 100 Finance Directors. 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.
Key current appointments
- Non-Executive Director, Air Liquide S.A.
- Non-Executive Director, the Royal Navy