Oil Major BP Appoints Kate Thomson As Interim Finance Head

BP Plc BP has appointed Kate Thomson as the interim chief financial officer. 

Kate is currently bp's senior vice president, finance for Production & Operations, responsible for the financial stewardship of and commercial partnering with the business globally. 

She has been serving the company for 19 years since she first joined in 2004.

The appointment comes after Murray Auchincloss was appointed as interim chief executive officer last week.

"She brings deep technical knowledge together with a detailed understanding of bp, and has a first-class track record of leadership across our finance function," said Auchincloss.

Before BP, Kate had worked in professional services firms including with Ernst & Young in M&A tax and as Group Head of Tax for Charter plc.

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Price Action: BP shares are trading higher by 1.01% at $38.95 on the last check Tuesday.

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