bp has announced the appointment of Kate Thomson as interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO), following the recent appointment of Murray Auchincloss as interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Kate Thomson currently serves as bp’s Senior Vice President of Finance for Production & Operations, where she oversees financial stewardship and commercial partnerships globally. With 19 years of experience at bp, she has held various senior financial roles, including Group Treasurer and Head of Group Tax.
Murray Auchincloss, bp’s interim CEO, expressed his confidence in Kate’s qualifications for the role, citing her deep technical expertise and extensive knowledge of bp. He noted her outstanding leadership within the finance function and looks forward to collaborating with her as they advance bp’s strategic objectives.
Before joining bp in 2004, Kate worked in professional services firms, including Ernst & Young, specializing in M&A tax. She also served as Group Head of Tax for Charter plc. Kate has been a board member of Aker BP for seven years and holds positions on several bp Group company boards. She is a qualified chartered accountant.