BP appoints interim finance chief after CEO Looney’s exit

Oil major has appointed Kate Thomson as its interim chief financial officer amid a company reshuffle after CEO Bernard Looney quit the company last week.

Looney resigned with immediate effect on 12 September amid a probe into his personal relationships with colleagues prior to him becoming CEO.

The company’s chief financial officer, Murray Auchincloss, was appointed as CEO on an interim basis following Looney’s resignation.

BP has now appointed Thomson – currently the oil major’s senior vice president of finance for production and operations – to replace Auchincloss on an interim basis.

Thomson has been with the company for 19 years.

BP aims to have developed 50GW (net share) of renewable assets by 2030, though plans to continue sourcing oil and gas.

It is active in offshore wind and green hydrogen, as well as solar through its Lightsource venture.