bp Elects Kate Thomson to Serve as Interim Chief Financial Officer

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Current board member and 19-year veteran of the company, Kate Thomson, has been appointed as bp’s Interim CFO.

bp has announced the appointment of Kate Thomson as interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO), shortly after last week’s election of Murray Auchinloss to serve as interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Kate Thomson is bp’s former senior vice president and oversaw financing for production and operations, as well as commercial partnerships for the business globally.

“Kate’s experience and skills make her ideally suited to take on the role of interim CFO. She brings deep technical knowledge together with a detailed understanding of bp and has a track record of leadership across our finance function. I look forward to working alongside her as we continue to deliver bp’s strategy,” said Murray Auchinloss, interim CEO, bp.


Prior to her appointment as interim CFO, Kate Thomson served 19 years with the company in multiple senior financial positions, including group treasurer and head of group tax.

Thomson, before joining bp in 2004, held tax roles at professional services firms such as Ernst & Young and Charter plc. She has been a board member for Aker BP the past 7 years and serves on the board for numerous bp Group companies, utilizing her skills as a qualified chartered accountant.